Type Builds Character: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting

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AIGA SF

130 Sutter Street

Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94104

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This workshop will challenge you to build your skills on both the macro- and micro-typographic level. You will learn how to wrangle your favorite typefaces into the most beautiful, interesting, and readable layouts. You'll also get some insider tips on how to choose typefaces and how to combine two (or more!) of them, learn some techniques for creating clarity within typographic systems, and find out how to fine-tune long passages of text with multi-level hierarchies (oh, my!).

Come learn how fun it is to be seriously finicky and fastidious with type. Guaranteed to make you a better designer...and a better person. ;)

Bring your laptop and a recent version of Adobe InDesign. This workshop is based on Carolina's award-winning typography book,, Explorations in Typography. A signed copy of the book (plus some other typographic goodies) is included in the price of the workshop!

Required Materials

  • Laptop (Mac OSX 10.6 or higher)
  • Adobe InDesign (CS4 or later)
  • Pencil or black pen
  • Blank or gridded paper for sketching

General Admission ticket comes with a signed copy of the new paperback edition of _Explorations in Typography_.

About Carolina de Bartola:

Carolina de Bartolo is the designer, author, and publisher of the award-winning typography textbook, Explorations in Typography, now in its second edition. Co-authored with Erik Spiekermann and Stephen Coles, this latest edition was awarded a TDC Certificate of Excellence and was amongst the best book designs of 2016 in the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books/50 Covers competition. A graduate of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, Carolina has been teaching typography at Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 2000.


Why Does AIGA SF Charge a Fee to Attend?

We're a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and while we would LOVE to produce free programming, San Francisco is an expensive city! All ticket fees directly support the work we do and future programming.

We want all AIGA SF programming to be accessible to those who wish to attend. To inquire about free or reduced tickets, please take a moment to fill out our scholarship form.

REFUND POLICY

We do not offer refunds. All ticket sales go directly to supporting AIGA SF programming and events.

Getting to AIGA SF

Street parking is limited and the nearest parking garage is located at Sutter & Stockton. We encourage guests to use car sharing or take public transportation. We're located blocks away from the Montgomery BART station. We cannot accommodate bikes in our space, however, secure bike parking is located at the Embarcadero BART station, a 15-minute walk to our office.

*by purchasing this ticket you agree to photo and video taken on-site at the event and release aigaSF or its partners to use the photos/video for promotional purposes.

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AIGA SF

130 Sutter Street

Suite 600

San Francisco, CA 94104

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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