teachings / x — Workshop
Alessandro Tartaglia — Designer @ FF3300 / CAST / SOS
Designer / FF3300 / CAST / SOS
Born in Foggia on August 18th, 1983. He studies Industrial Design in Bari Polytechnic University and Editing & Graphic System in Urbino ISIA. He co-founds FF3300 studio, digital typography foundry CAST and La Scuola Open Source. With time, he deepens his studies of the theory of networks, memetics and process design. He works with human beings and the communities they form.
The purpose of the workshop is to raise awareness about the use (and abuse) of typography and typographic alteration, the in-depht analysis of typometric issues related to character design, and the creation of synergies and contaminations between the making world and the typography one.
The output of the lab will be a typeface as the result of the hacking of another starting character, based on a meaning intention agreed with the participants. It will also possible to grind / cut / print in 3D some words (or letters) that will be made.
Participants will work on the alteration of a typeface by analyzing its drawing through typometric surveys, and then redrawing some glyphs (or features).
The IT tool we'll use is Fontlab (or an equivalent software).