Sumner Stone is the principal and founder of Stone Type Foundry Inc. in Rumsey, California. He has designed numerous typeface families and superfamilies. Mr. Stone was the art director and one of the designers of the prize winning ITC Bodoni. Other projects have included the design of initials for the Arion Press Bible and the revival of Frederic Goudy’s Scripps College Old Style type. He is the author of books and articles about type design and typography, and has given many lectures and workshops on these subjects.
You will write, draw and digitize letterforms using various approaches.
Then you will produce variations, refinements and trial settings.
On a conceptual and practical level, you will explore how the qualities of hand made letters – gesture, balance, vitality, personality – may be preserved in making letters which are ultimately produced by a machine.
What is lost/gained in the process of making type.
Francesco Poroli (class 1975) was born and lives in Milan. He’s an illustrator and art director freelance. Since 2000 he has worked with a wide range of cliente, including magazine like The New York Times, Wired, GQ, Il Sole24 Ore, La Repubblica e Style Corriere della Sera and brands as Google, adidas, NBA, Red Bull, McDonald’s, Unicredit and more. He took part in collective exhibitions in Milan, Vicenza, Rome, New York and London. His work has been recognized by The Society of Publication Designers and Society of Illustrators of New York.
Participants will be guided through the design of illustrations for magazines.
From idea to planning, from design up to the development of one or more editorial illustrations based on real briefs received by Poroli from clients during the last years.
Deadlines and timing, how to present ideas, finalization: the whole process of editorial illustration from the moment of the call of art director on duty, to the moment when images leave the computer to compete with the world through the pages of a magazine.
He was born and raised in the heart of the Trentino’s Alps. From 2005 he lives in Milan where he graduated from Politecnico di Milano in Communication Design. In the last seven years he has been working as editorial designer for the newsroom of IL, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE. He is teaching assistant at Politecnico di Milano and Università Iuav di Venezia. Davide is passionate about typography, publishing and infographic, specially in cartography. He’s never been to Switzerland, but he loves the Swiss style, most of all the graphic design.
Damiano Bandini loves letterpress, and movable types. This is why he still runs an old letterpress workshop in downtown Faenza, carrying on passion and knowledge handed down from father to son.
La Vecchia Stamperia is a historic workshop (Bottega Storica dell’Emilia Romagna): everything started in 1920, so this workshop has been printing movable types on paper for more than 90 years – and counting.
He has got one of the largest collection in use, of very rare metal block-prints and unique artistic wood ones.
Every letterpress workshop is made of a lot of things: type cases, movable types, composing sticks, type gauges, presses, inks, and so on..
Every typographer has his own personal rules, and passions. Some typographers love big, wood types they use to create beautiful and colored posters. Some of them prefer to work with lead type, at smaller sizes. Sometimes, in a letterpress workshop you’ll find old compositions, forgotten in dusty corners, beautiful clichés and – if you are really lucky – some wood engravings.