Volgende Meetup

LTTRSPC #8 // Type@Rietveld – Type for Graphic Designers
Facebook event link -> https://www.facebook.com/events/170721330523733/ #8 24. OCT[masked]:30 – 20:30 at letterspace.amsterdam (lecture starts at 19:00 sharp) – TYPE@RIETVELD TYPE FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS – Though there is no actual type design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, graphic design graduates continue to develop typefaces that influence the graphic-design scene and cultural publications in Amsterdam and beyond. The next letterspace will therefore highlight the ongoing work of three recent Rietveld graduates, who will discuss their research, influences and methodologies, as well as their experiences as autodidacts in an increasingly professionalising type world. – JOLANA SÝKOROVÁ VISUAL EXCEPTIONS – Amsterdam based graphic and type designer Jolana Sýkorová (jolanasykorova.info) graduated from Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. For her graduation project at Rietveld, she researched a lesser known period of Czech glass designer Frantisek Vizner and subsequently designed a sans-serif typeface with alternate characters inspired by his work. She further developed this typeface in conjunction with the Sculpture Cam project at studio Moniker where she currently works. Jolana also designs books using self-created or uncommon printing and binding techniques by thinking of the reader and the physicality of the medium in order to find an intriguing form. WOOSEOK JANG STUDENT’S DEVIATION – Wooseok Jang started to design typefaces while studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie from 2016 to 2018. He graduated with a library of typefaces (visualdive.net/specimen/) including the experimental typeface ‘variable text’ that plays with type-industries favourite new feature – variable fonts – and is intended for digital reading. His type design process plays with and modifies formal elements of letters, by exploiting his perspective of a non-Latin user. We will also learn in what way the education at Rietveld influenced his resulting designs. One of his typefaces Dummy Sans was used for the graduation show 2018 poster and its way finding system. MADS WILDGAARD BOLD DECISIONS – Bold-Decisions (bold-decisions.biz) is a foundry operated by Mads Wildgaard (graduating class of 2014) — It has regularly released typefaces since 2015, and now produces custom typefaces with and for cultural institutions and corporations, in both Latin and Cyrillic scripts. With Lars initiated at the Rietveld in ’14, and a name influenced by the school as well, the talk will be explaining the mechanism and reason of the foundry and work of Mads. Besides explaining the basics of Bold-Decisions, it will also be a personal reasoning of how and why the Rietveld — or more specifically — it’s graduates continues to affect the contemporary type scene. – free admission & drinks letterspace.amsterdam Zeeburgerpad 51h 1019 AB Amsterdam *right next to P/////AKT letterspace is new platform situated in Amsterdam Oost, and as of 2018 is hosting a monthly series of lectures about experi­mentation, innovation and research in type. As hosts, we are interested in expanding more traditional definitions of type (design) established within education programmes and institutions. We are excited to welcome a lively and diverse group of artists, designers and researchers to explore type happening in Amsterdam.


Zeeburgerpad 51h · Amsterdam

Wat we doen

TypeCrit Amsterdam is a group for local or visiting typeface designers who would like to connect once a month for a friendly beer and feedback session on our work in progress. The members of this group often organise group excursions, presentations and workshops.

Anyone who is designing a typeface or has a strong interest in type is welcome to bring along what they are working on to get some fresh eyes on your work in confidence.

We hope you can join us :)