CooperType 2012: Personal project 2

CooperType Condensed program 2012

A week after, a lot of happened. On Monday 9th July 2012, they received the visit of Erik van Blokland for two days of type crits. It was big push for them as any other further external type crits. On our side, Stéphane Elbaz and myself, what was really appreciable is to see how what we try to explain for the last few days are just confirmed in a different tone from an external voice. Sumner Stone continuing his type crits sessions, incredible lectures, along students exchanges between the two groups (group 1 is conducted by Just van Russum + Hannes Famira, but no online reports available, sadly). On Thursday 12th July evening, “Sara Soskolne, senior designer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones visited us for another session of type crits session.

During theses past days, students worked hard more on their primary typeface, adding missing glyphs such figures, diacritics, punctuations, refining shapes day after day. In the middle of the week, we have explained to them few strategies about design a Bold on screen from their Regular, as last week of how to work on spacing. So this week, their duty was to start a Bold, or some cases, a Sans, an Extralight. The objective was indeed to open their project to more related styles who is generally quite helpful to figure it out more precisely what is their initial concept, understanding how a basic set of serifs, terminals, contrast can move, change, depending design variations, modulations without to lost the initial DNA.

So, for next monday, and a last session of type crits conducted by Cyrus Highsmith from the FontBureau the group 2 have to complete the required glyph set for the main typeface, and do much as they can on the additional style as working on their ProcessBook. Next Tuesday will the last day working on the font design, final production, then Wednesday will be dedicated to the design of their specimens, and all necessary elements for the presentation the Thursday 19h July 2012. So far the progress was constant and we are excited to the the results!

The following images fom the last two days.

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Kevin Paolozzi

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Cole Imperi

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Cole Imperi + Sumner Stone type crits

CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Manuel Olmo

CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Edgardo Flavio Lopez Martinez

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Matthew Wyne

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Ron Gilad

CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Raymond Bobar

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Henrik Kubel

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Gilad Fried

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Gilad Fried + Sara Sosklone type crits

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Étienne Aubert Bonn

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Sara Jinan Shaaban

CooperType Condensed program 2012
CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Mark De Winne + Sara Sosklone type crits

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Maria Montes

CooperType Condensed program 2012
— Maria Montes + Sara Sosklone type crits

Jean François Porchez, 13 July 2012

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