This fall, our first year typography course introduced writing, lettering and type. Students designed their own alphabets, practiced the art of calligraphy, and worked with Adobe’s amazing 2400 font library learning type classification, the rules of applied typography, and Adobe InDesign.
One of the highlights were the calligraphy workshops. Master Calligrapher Martin Jackson shared his craft and knowledge of letterforms and this wonderful experience inspired a Chinese calligraphy workshop hosted by our students. Led by Robbie Li — Zhe Huang, Shuai Xin, Bo Feng, and Ziyi Hao gave each of us our own name in Chinese characters to render … learning the nuances of the strokes and holding the brush just right is a lot harder than it looks!