Typographic Summer Program with Dafi Kühne

Application deadline March 29th, 2019

Author: Julia Kahl

Looking for a great way to spend your typographic summer? “Typographic Summer Program” with Dafi Kühne is an intense 2 week summer program in Switzerland for international graphic design students and professionals. It started in 2016 with one summer session over 2 weeks and established over the last 3 years to a 2 session summer program. The workshop’s goal is to bridge the gap analog design and production tools and professional contemporary typographic posters. The participants will go through a number of analog tasks to experience the layout qualities of simple type-only layouts. All the experiments and layout exercises will be realized with traditional letterpress printing presses and physical type. Through this very slow but accurate analog process the participants will learn to put emphasis on concept and micro typography. This program is a great opportunity for students to see and learn first hand from one of the few internationally successfull contemporary letterpress poster designers.

There are two sessions to choose from:
Session I: June 16–29, 2019
Session II: July 28– August 10, 2019

Application deadline for both sessions: March 29, 2019
Fee: CHF 1750.—



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