Type In Berlin

Good Type has a new site

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Good type is a series of workshops with a focus on lettering design. Established in 2010 in Berlin and periodically organized in and out of Germany, it has already welcomed over 150 attendants who want to learn more about typography. Held by letterer and designer Martina Flor it is tailored for beginners as well as for those with previous experience who want to improve their techniques to draw letters.

Type Talk: Martina Flor @ Berlin Apple Store

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This Friday, July 19th, come see Martina Flor talk about “the art of lettering” and her particular tools and techniques to create custom lettering. It’s free and at an awesome venue. It’s recommended to register via the Apple Store app or directly here (info link in the slideshow lower on the page).

Martina Flor
Apple Store: Kurfürstendamm 26
Friday, July 19, 18:30

Lettering vs Calligraphy

Lettering vs Calligraphy is a project by Giuseppe Salerno and Martina Flor. It consists of a visual dialogue between a letterer and a calligrapher, where they draw/write a letter responding to a keyword given by a moderator. The adventure aims to explore the capabilities of the two technical approaches. It delivers one letter daily and takes place online, where the visitors are invited to vote for their favorite.

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The Legendary Ken Barber is Coming…

to Berlin’s Gestalten Space!

House Industries’ lead letterer Ken Barber will conduct a two-day workshop exploring the creative process of hand-lettering and the application of illustrative letterforms in contemporary graphic design. Sharing some of the studio’s best-kept secrets, Ken will introduce participants to letter-drawing basics, various production techniques utilized to create sophisticated letterforms, and an instructional demonstration on how to digitize and vectorize analog lettering. Participants will take what they’ve learned and apply these hands-on techniques to design their own custom wordmarks.

If the €1099 price tag is a bit too steep, you can always take a shot at winning a ticket via Grafik & Gestalten. Here are the details you need to enter – but hurry, the contest closes September 29th.