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PENNED | A hands-on lettering workshop with Ken Barber
Presented by AIGA Philadelphia
Take a break from pushing pixels — let’s draw some letters! Join type designer Ken Barber and AIGA Philadelphia to increase your awareness and appreciation of the letter’s place in graphic design. In this small group workshop, you’ll gain a stronger understanding of type and lettering by applying foundational letter-making principles firsthand. Take home your own custom lettering specimens!
AM Session: Hand-Lettering in Graphic Design
Not only do hand-drawn logos add depth and personality to design, but they provide a unique look that simply cannot be matched by conventional typography. Participants will reference typographic models while drawing their own one-of-a-kind wordmarks. A comprehensive slide show and fundamental drawing exercises will assist attendees as they produce one-of-a-kind hand-lettering.
PM Session: Pre-Fab Faces: Creating and Designing with Prefabricated Letters
Participants will design a system of prefabricated letterforms — much like a typographic character set — for hand-assembly in distinctive wordmarks and headlines. A introductory slide presentation and drawing demonstration will help students acquire a practical foundation for producing and implementing ready-made letters in various design contexts.
About Ken Barber
Ken Barber is a letterer and type designer at House Industries. He is also a partner of Photo-Lettering, Inc., an online headline-vending service. Ken's work is in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and has been honored by the Type Directors Club. He teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art in addition to managing typeandlettering.com.
This event is presented by AIGA Philadelphia. Become a member of AIGA, the professional association for design, to receive member pre-sale access, special member pricing and other benefits.
All supplies provided.
Light refreshments served.
WHEN: Saturday January 28, 2012 (Snowdate Sat 2/4/12)
AM Session | Hand-Lettering: 9AM–12:30PM, Check-in 8:30AM
PM Session | Prefab Workshop: 1:30PM–5:00PM, Check-in 1:00PM
WHERE: Temple Center City, Room 206
1515 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
AIGA Member: $50*
Students with valid ID recieve 20% OFF. Use promo code: STUDENT
*AIGA Members-only presale opens Monday, 11/21/11
General admission ticket sales open Monday, 12/5/11
SUPPLY PARTNER: Artist & Craftsman Supply
PHOTOGRAPHY PARTNER: William Courtney
NOTE: Tickets are limited. It's recommended you make your ticket purchase early.
Cancelation policy: Cancelations with 72 hours notice will receive 100% refund minus a small processing fee. Cancelations with 48-72 hours notice will receive 50% refund minus a small processing fee. No refund can be guaranteed with less than 48 hours notice.
When & Where
In 1981, a group of Philadelphia designers formed AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Presently the chapter is comprised of over 800 members. AIGA Philadelphia’s purpose is both integral and complementary to the national organization: to provide the highest standards within the profession and the business community and to stimulate interest and understanding of graphic design and visual communication through lectures, exhibitions, periodicals and other activities. AIGA is a nonprofit, 501c3 educational institution.