Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Typecamp Clearly The Coolest Place Ever

Imagine going to a place where all you do is think, write about, talk about, draw, paint, digitally manipulate, dream of, etc. - is type. Now that place can be a reality, at Typecamp.

From Fontfeed:

Fancy a unique, immersive and growing experience in type education this summer? Then Type Camp may be something for you. This typographic boot camp runs from August 9th to 14th on beautiful Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada. Type Camp is for learning, for exploring, and for inspiring. It is also a chance to experience new cultures, new people, and new practices. As Dr. Shelley Gruendler explains,

Type Camp is just one response to a greater need for the reform of typographic education. Graphic design programs must rethink the integration of all aspects of the typographic profession into their curricula.

Type Camp Galiano in August 2009 will focus on refining your graphic design and typographic work in order to increase readability, legibility, and expand your typographic style. You will learn professional tips and typographic secrets from experts in the field. This edition Dr. Shelley Gruendler is joined by guest instructors Stephen Coles and Tiffany Wardle. The FontFeed’s very own Stephen is editor of Typographica and Type Director at FontShop where he writes about their collection and advises clients on typeface choices. Tiffany is the famous “Typegirl” of Typophile fame with encyclopaedic typographic knowledge. Both have uncanny type identification abilities and are eager to pass along their knowledge to all Type Campers.