CooperType 2012: First exercise

The CooperType Condensed program 2012 started now 3 days ago, and together with Stéphane Elbaz we were in charge of the group 2. First day was dedicated to the introduction and few hours praticising writing in order to understand relationship between proportions, widths, rhythm, position of various endings, counters and so on. At the end of the day, they started to select the best letters they produced, and enlarged them next morning to start to design a set of few lowercases. The idea of this excercise is to review basics, to get into the process to imagine new shapes, based on a structure, draw carefully by hand without any tools.

The students have to focus on a serif typeface based on humanistic tradition. At the end of the 19th June, we invited the group 1, in order to present the current state of the designs. Each student have to finish at least n, p and if possible, f, e, r. They have to work on the serif system, contrast, endings and how they will related each others. On the 20th June, they worked all the day long to improve and expand their set of letters. On the 21th, they will have to finish this first exercise at the end of the day.

Our group 2 include

— Raymond Bobar
— Etienne Aubert Bonn
— Mark De Winne
— Gilad Fried
— Ron Gilad
— Cole Imperi
— Henrik Kubel
— Edgardo Flavio Lopez Martinez
— Maria Montes
— Manuel Olmo
— Kevin Paolozzi
— Sara Jinan Shaaban
— Matthew Wyne

18th june 2012

CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012

19th june 2012

CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012

20th june 2012

CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012

Jean François Porchez, 21 June 2012

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