ECV New York 2017

ecvny2017 New York typographic tour

We will be back to New York between the 21 to 26 February 2017 with a group of 12 french students! This year mark the fifth anniversary, following very succesful trips in past years we have built a great schedule with the help of many friends in New York and elsewhere. ECV Paris rent the TDC for few days to host the ECV masterclasses, along various visits.

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ECV New York 2016

ecvny2016

For the fourth time, following very succesful trips in past years we will be back to New York between the 16 to 20 February 2016 with a group of 11 french students! I have built a strong program with the help of many friends in New York and elsewhere. ECV Paris rent the TDC for few days to host the ECV masterclasses, along various visits.

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Logotype Google: Simplifier et normaliser?

Cette évolution est typique de ces petites start-ups devenues des géantes. Au moment de leur création, les logos de Google et de Facebook ont été conçus “dans le garage”, comme le reste. Il n’y a pas de référentiel pour les pionniers. Google a toujours su jouer avec son logo au fil des événements. Certaines start-ups utilisent des caractères typographiques qui donnent l’impression d’être écrites à la main, pour se donner une image sympa et être bien identifiables.

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Launching Type@Paris typedesign program

type@paris website

In Europe, there is not much of type design related workshops. We have great longterm high level type design masters for a full year, or calligraphy evening classes, not so much alternatives as the Type@Cooper Condensed program. It’s why last summer, we came to the conclusion that can be a good idea to launch it in Paris…

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ECV New York 2015

ecvny2015

For the third time, following very succesful trips in 2013 and 2015 we will be back to New York between the 10 to 15 February 2015 with a group of 11 french students! ECV Paris rent the TDC for few days to host the ECV masterclasses, along various visits.

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ECV 2014 students typefaces

During the winter 2014, our students from the ECV Typographic design have to work on a revival of typeface. This project was just a part of a more wider Typographic design course. They really discovered through this project how to draw letterforms, something they never tried in the past.

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ECV New York 2014

Ecv NewYork 2014

For the second time, following a very succesful trip in 2013, we will be back to New York between the 11 to 16 february 2014 with a group of 10 french students! As last year, the 2014 trip in New York will be the cherry on the cake.

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ECV 2013 students typefaces

Last semester, our students from the ECV Typographic design have to work on a revival of typeface: Re-création that’s the word we use in French. This project was just a part of a more wider Typographic design course, see the short presentations about their last semester here.

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ECV 2013 students presentations

This master in typographic design started in early 2012, its the second class we have. Our topics cover typography in many area as possible: identity, editorial project, signage, events identity. The group of various instructors that I manage works well. In addition we teach them lettering, and typeface design. We invite also several professional to present they work and share experiences.

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ECV Typography 2013 in New York

ECV typography annual trip to New York 2013

The greatest part of this new Master is that a group of students will visit New York between the 20 and 25 February 2013. For them, I have built a strong program with the help of many friends in New York and elsewhere…

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Language of angles, curve, shapes

“Angles, curves, shapes: the language of architecture is the language of art.”

This quote by Zaha Hadid apply so well to typography and just prove again the connection between the two fields in a sense like architecture, typography plays two roles at the same time.

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Workshops

See Workshops and teaching.

Workshop: Type design: projetando letras, DiaTipo, São Paulo, Brazil. 12-2015.

Guest critic (typeface design): Type Critique com Pablo Cosgaya, Marcela Romero and Jean François Porchez, DiaTipo, São Paulo, Brazil. 12-2015.

Workshop: Jean François Porchez international guest, 6th Diplomado en Tipografía, Santiago, Chile. 08-2015.

Founder, Instructor: Type@Paris Paris, France. 06-07-2015.

Workshop: typeface design, Otis College, Los Angeles, United States. 06-2013.

Instructor: CooperType, Condensed program summer 2012, along with Stéphane Elbaz, at Cooper Union, New York, 06-07-2012.

Guest critic (typeface design): CooperType, Extended Program, at Cooper Union, New York, 02-2012.

Workshop: typeface design, Otis College, Los Angeles, United States. 02-2012. Guest critic of the Greg Lindy’s typeface design course.

Workshop: typeface design, University of Washington, Seattle, United States. In collaboration with Karen Cheng, 02-2012. Guest critic of the Karen Cheng’s typeface design course.

Typographic design master: Programme Director at École de communication visuelle, Paris. Organisation & teaching. Since 2012.

Workshop: typeface design, BITS, Bangkok, Thailand. 10-2010.

Workshop: typeface design, HEAD, Geneva, Switzerland. 05-2010.

Workshop: typeface design, ECV, École communication visuelle, Paris, France. 10-2009.

Workshop: typeface design, Ecal, Lausanne, Switzerland. 12-2005.

Visiting lecturer, MA typeface design. Reading University, United Kingdom. 2002-05.

Workshop: typeface design, American University of Dubai, AEU, 12-2004.

Professor for typeface design, École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris, France. 1997-2004.

Workshop: typeface design, Uqam, Montréal, Canada. 05-2004.

Workshop: typeface design, Geneva, Switzerland. 03-2003.

Professor of typography, IntuitLab, Paris, France. 2001.

Workshop: typeface design, Uiah, Helsinki, Finland. 11–1999.

Workshop: typeface spacing in Fontographer, ATypI conference, Boston, USA. 9–1999.

Professor of typography, ECV, École communication visuelle, Paris, France. 1995-99.

Professor of typography, EMSAT, École professionnelle supérieure d’art & d’architecture de la Ville de Paris, France. 1991-97.

Visiting lecturer, Atelier national de recherche typographique, Paris, France. 1996.

Workshop: École supérieur d’arts & de design d’Amiens, France. 1996.

Cover culture

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One of major french creative director based in Paris, share his passion for music, so record covers too on his new blog. If you follow with pleasure the My type of music at the FontFeed, you should be interested… Indeed the Typographic category was the most pleasant part of my visit.

A world of punctuations

Monsieur Yves “Bringhurst” Peters just wrote a very good overview, full of details about all theses small signs around letters…

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Doyald Young 1926-2011

Doyald Young desk in August 2010

Doyald Young desk in August 2010.

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Shady characters

A new blog about punctuations marks was just launched by Keith Houston. One of his first text is about the pilcrow. Keith reported to me that topic as Ironic mark will follow.

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Muriel Paris: souvenirs en images

L’auteur du petit manuel de composition typographique revient sur sa formation en vidéo.

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Le détail (in typography)

Les details de la typographie

“Le detail?” So, there is a side story about this event that I learn on the way to the Jost Hochuli lecture organized by F7 yesterday night.

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Legacy of letters 2010

Paul Shaw announced the return of the famous and well know Legacy of letters tour. A must in typophile circles.

After a decade of quiescence Legacy of Letters is back with a new lettering tour of Italy (in 2010). This time the tour, led by Paul Shaw and Alta Price, will bypass Rome and Florence and instead explore the Veneto and Emilia-Romagna regions. They are home to some of the most exciting, though lesser-known, lettering in a country rich in extraordinary lettering. The ten-day tour will go from Aquileia to Rimini with stops in Venice, Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Ravenna. The Legacy of Letters 2010 tour will focus on inscriptional lettering from ancient Rome to the Baroque, Renaissance manuscripts and incunabula, 19th-century Italian wood type, Fascist inscriptions, and 20th-century Italian metal type. Workshops on calligraphy and letterpress printing are scheduled for one weekend. There will also be informal conversations with several contemporary Italian calligraphers, typographers and graphic designers. etc.

Legacy of letters
14–24 June 2010
Paul Shaw and Alta Price, tour leaders

Description.
Testimonials
Registration letter
usd 3900 (10-day tour). This includes all hotels, breakfast, three special dinners, buses and other ground transportation, museum and other admission fees, and all workshop costs.

Quotes on Typography & Type Design

Alessandro Segalini have built a good list of quotes on Typography and Typedesign over the years.

Few hazardous picked quotes from his 115 quotes page:

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Phinney on Fonts

This new blog is about fonts, typography and text. It’s a mix of geeky troubleshooting, info for font developers and thoughts for regular end users who happen to be curious about typography. If you liked typblography you should visit his new blog, both by the designer of Hypatia Sans, Thomas Phinney.

Colophon

After a couple of years on Blogger platform, Chez Porchez website was born on 13 april 2004 with the great help of Textpattern, during a long evening: Thanks to Monsieur Dean Allen, inventor of the beautiful Textile language and Textpattern. Some posts are in French, others in English, depending the “humeur” of the author. None of them will be fully accurate.

Versions

Version 1.7 — 28 May 2012 (Responsive design + new Masterhead)
Version 1.6.2 — 6 November 2011 (New sections)
Version 1.6.1 — 28 March 2011 (Masterhead revisited)
Version 1.6 — 23 October 2010 (white background + AW Conqueror)
Version 1.5 — 6 May 2008 (few CSS updates, finally)
Version 1.4 — 25 September 2007 (textpattern update)
Version 1.3 — 26 May 2004 (iTunes section)
Version 1.21 — 19 May 2004
Version 1.2 — 17 May 2004
Version 1.11 — 15 april 2004
Version 1.1 — 14 april 2004 (using textpattern 2004 beta version.)
Roughly tested, should work on Safari, Firefox.

Hosted by DreamHost, CA, United states.

Typography

Masterhead

Bespoke initial as on Typofonderie & ZeCraft + Bespoke condensed slab.
Previously set in AW Conqueror Carved: Large capitals, Le Monde Livre Classic: Small texts, Sabon Next Pro: ornaments, Sabon Next Italic Display, Anisette.

Texts

Via Typekit, set in:
Le Monde Courrier for most of texts, subheads, notes, etc.
Mencken Head for large headlines.
Alternates CSS specify Lucida Grande, Lucida Sans and Georgia, Sylfaen, depending if you are on Macintosh or Windows.

Ces français de droite et Obama

Depuis quelques mois je suis abasourdi par les réactions pro-Obama de nos compatriotes votant à droite en France.

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