The Carl Dair Typography Workshops is coming to Winnipeg. We dare you to go!
Canadian type designer, teacher, and author Carl Dair (1912-1967) gained international recognition for his work in print and typography. In 2011, Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) worked with world-renowned typographer Rod McDonald to create the Carl Dair Typography Workshops, a movable feast of learning that travels throughout Canada to help designers develop the typographic skills required to produce powerful designs.
Over the course of two full days, Rod McDonald and Patrick Griffin of Canada Type will facilitate a two-part workshop that will provide attendees with a greater understanding of type, and how to use it to communicate more effectively. Rod and Patrick will challenge some commonly held ideas and beliefs regarding type and how it should be used. The workshop will have the following structure:
Part A (mornings): A lecture will present the evolution and development of typefaces from the mid 15th century to the present. This will provide an understanding of how typefaces were developed and changed over time and will help you learn how to choose typefaces or when to combine different typefaces in projects.
Part B (afternoons): A group discussion will work with attendee projects as examples to demonstrate how each job can be improved typographically. Attendees are encouraged to bring projects that are important to them, especially those that they feel can be improved. For example, projects could include a poster, a book layout, magazine editorial, a series of ads, a brochure, or an interface design.
These Carl Dair Typography Workshops are intended to enhance typographic knowledge and practical skills. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to follow up with Rod or Patrick post-workshop with questions for a period of six months after the workshop.
These are two full-day working sessions intended to develop practical skills with one-on-one, personal access to two of North America's best type designers. Don't miss out!Register Today