For the third year in a row, Mota Italic is hosting the biggest Typo Berlin pre-party and exhibition opening evening.
This Wednesday from 18:00 till late, come by Mota Italic to check out the new exhibition »Word Jazz«, meet the artist Dru Brennan, meet not only the Berlin type crowd, but also many international typoholics visiting from all over the globe.
A unique laboratory that combines both: lettering and calligraphy. In a one day intensive session, the participants will explore the two technical approaches as combinatory tools within the same design process.
Written symbols are omnipresent in our culture. They open up the universe of the written word and give us directions in everyday life. But the distinct message inherent in their appearance is often only noticed subliminally. ‘ON–TYPE: Texts on Typography’ conveys the fascination of type design and shows classics from twentieth-century typographic history along with recent examples. The exhibition gathers together theses, manifestos and stocktaking accounts from twentieth-century typography in the German-speaking countries. It also presents type specimens and insiders’ typography magazines, and discusses the central protagonists and important debates in the history of typography regarding legibility, use of small letters in German, and the effects of digitization.
This class is oriented to beginners, but it is open to anyone interested in improving their handwriting skills and calligraphy.
English Copperplate is a calligraphic model developed in the 19th century and it is well known for its simple elegance, thin loops and quick strokes. -
The workshop will be in English and part of the tools are included in the price, just bring a pencil, eraser, an old brush and a long ruler.
The class begins at 14.00 and ends at 20.00. More infos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Almstadtstrasse 3 – 10178 Doorbell 105
Interested at trying your hand at some Cyrillic type design? Want to understand better the history and way of writing the fourth most used alphabet in the world? Need some first hand, highly personalized first-hand advise and instruction from a talented native Cyrillic designer?
Next weekend, April 20 & 21st, Alexei Vanyashin will present an intensive 2 day workshop on Cyrillic type design here in Berlin. At only €90 for the two days, the workshop is a real bargain. But space is limited to only 8 people, so good luck getting a spot!
Fresh from Poland, Fajrant – Ala has a pen, chronicals the 20 resulting typefaces from a long-term type workshop in Katowice.
Friday, April 12th from 18:00 is the exhibition opening at Mota Italic. Come by, check out the typefaces, sip some wine, and debate the current state of type design and education.