The alphabets are created using manual means of reproduction such as paper cut-outs, rubber stamps, stencilling, woodblocks and linocuts, to allow the participants to focus purely on elements of modularity and repetition. The final outcome of the workshop will be presented as manually produced alphabet posters.
No prior knowledge of the Arabic language is necessary.
. Short presentation about modular typography showing Arabic and Latin examples.
. Explanation of the brief
∙ Short presentation about the basic relation of forms and proportions of the Arabic alphabet based on examples of Naskh and geometric Koufi scripts.
∙ Short critique session of concepts.
. Sketching the full alphabet in detached form and defining the tools for reproducing the letterforms.
∙ Refining the sketches and experimenting with the different means of reproduction.
∙ Group critique session.
. finalizing the alphabets.
. Designing alphabet posters.
∙ Production of final alphabet posters.
Session 1 Saturday 15 November
Session 2 Sunday 16 November
Session 3 Monday 17 November
Session 4 Saturday 23 November
Session 5 Sunday 24 November
Each session will be scheduled as follows:
Part one 09.00 – 12.00
Lunch 12.00 – 13.00
Part two 13.00 – 15.00
FEES: FULL COURSE FEES MUST BE PAID ON REGISTRATION
Tashkeel members: TBC
Tashkeel will supply basic materials and all tools required for workshop exercises. Participants must purchase any additional materials used.
Whilst every care will be taken to ensure that this workshop is conducted in a safe manner and environment, Tashkeel cannot be held responsible for any accidents and injuries that may be caused as a result of participation in this workshop.