Domptant l’indomptable 3

On January 2017 I directed the third edition of this workshop on Type Design, which took place this time at the École de Communication Visuelle (ECV), in Bordeaux, France. The participants, divided in two classes of 30 students and working mainly in pairs, created a typeface based on their handwriting and drawings. By choosing a specific tool, they drew the alphabet’s letters and the other symbols that make part of a font. The focus was set on the gesture, and on how typography, in spite of its domesticating aspect, offers unique possibilities of expression – hence the workshop’s title, which can be translated as “Taming the Untameable”. By the end of the cycle, the resulting script was digitally edited and eventually exported as a font, and the participants created a poster/specimen presenting their typefaces. Thirty typefaces were created.

Sample of typefaces created by the students

Abricot – Alice Dussutour & Louise Mano

Contrascript – Simon Helmstetter

Karma Police – Valentin Mourocq & Antoine Mercier

Laviol – David Fernandez

Olith – Elie Guesdon & Thomas Chiny

PIMP – Anna Balcon

Space Machine – Edouard de Oliveira & Jeanne Beuvin

Tiroparo – Thibaut Roig & Romain Pasdeloup

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