From forms to alphabets: Sketching and investigating experimental letterforms

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Letterform Archive
10:00 AM
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In this two day analog workshop we will be working hands on to investigate how to come up with original ideas, shapes, and letterforms. Spend the weekend exploring various sketching techniques, experimenting with tools, and doing fast sketching exercises. 
Learn about how the different letter parts can be reused, repurposed and modified. We will investigate the various components that make up a letterform by looking at and decomposing the alphabet.  Leave your computers at home, and lets get our hands dirty, by crafting, looking at and analyzing all kinds of letterforms. Your results will be personal and unique, and as a bonus we assure you some happy accidents will occur. 
No previous experience needed.
List of tools and materials for students:

Large rolls of tracing paper
White tracing paper
Large sheets of black & white paper
Black sharpies
White out
Ink and plastic cups
Paint brushes
Scissors & X-acto knife
Glue & tape


  1. Letterform Archive 1001 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA