Experimental Calligraphy & Typography Workshop
Yomar Augusto Bardo Industries May 26-27 Brooklyn NY, only 10 spots
—all materials included—
3. Goals & Aspirations
1. Experimental Typography and Calligraphy workshops are a compressed process to illustrate how hand made approaches can influence creative agencies who heavily depended on the digital evolution/revolution on the web. Creative research, conceptualize and interact with ideas only using the web as their main input source, creating an excessive amount of the “something”. The end result is often flat because of the heavy influence of the computers.
2. Each participant is immersed in calligraphy and its production, creating roman and cursive alphabets using brushes, wooden sticks and other various tools. The objective of this excursive is to instill in each participant the value of a custom made one of a kind type illustration, while respecting the participants personal hand style. After this excursive has been completed words and shapes will be moved into the digital realm.
3. The workshop aims to give the confidence and ability for participants to produce letters by hand. Ultimately to improve upon their concentration and customization of creative ideas.
4. The aim of this workshop is not to deny computer technology or the web revolution nor neglect is usefulness. Rather to stress that they are merely tools in a box to be used and that the true creative power comes from within. By blending these two philosophies together, of hand crafted practices and the digital revolution, we hope to promote and enlarge the creative possibilities through deeper research.
DAY 1 —— Calligraphy Process Basic shapes and exercises; Calligraphy as personal process; (ROMAN / ITALIC) “Creating my own tool”
DAY 2 —— Making typography from your own calligraphy process.
About Yomar - With more than 15 years of teaching experience within four continents (Asia, Europe, South and North America), is safe to say that Yomar is a very solid instructor that pushes the envelope helping students and participants to find their calligraphic and artistic voices and direction. Currently he is assistant professor at San Diego State University in California and a guest professor at School of Visual Arts in New York City. Previously he was assistant professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He also ran workshops at BAU Design School in Spain, Anadolu University in Turkey, St Joost Academy in Netherlands, British Higher School of Art & Design in Russia, Escola Superior de Estudos Industrias in Portugal, Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Denmark. He also was a guest professor at Bauhaus University in Germany.