Study Design in Venice and Rome

The second annual School of Visual Arts Masters Workshop in Venice and Rome (chaired by Lita Talarico and me) is now taking applications. 
Spend two weeks studying visual communication—especially
typography and the book—in Venice and Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic
tradition. Study with the best typographers in Italy. Visit the Trajan
Column, the Pantheon, and the Arch of Titus. Examine inscriptions on
Roman buildings and monuments that have long been a typographic ideal. Check out the Facebook Fan page for the workshop in design history, theory, and practice. This is an intensive
period of study that enables students to research and analyze the roots
of typography–and draw type and letters from the classic models–while
practicing contemporary design (and eating gelato) with Italian and American designers and
design historians
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You can view last summer’s visual diary here. (Photos of Venice and Rome by Jonathan Ro-Schofield.)
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

3 thoughts on “Study Design in Venice and Rome

  1. felixsockwell

    I would rather see cold naked breasts on Heller’s blog but, hey, it’s probably not MY blog. Right, Zimm? Say, why don’t you get your own dam blog. Thats what blogs are: opinions. and anything else.

    As someone who went on this particular SVA trip I’d say Heller is doing a service to the profession by persuading otherwise numb-nutted graphic designers to go to Italy and learn typography. I do think they should somehow integrate cold naked breasts into the curriculum.

  2. felixsockwell

    I would rather see cold naked breasts on Heller’s blog but, hey, it’s probably not MY blog. Right, Zimm? Say, why don’t you get your own dam blog. Thats what blogs are: opinions. and anything else.

    As someone who went on this particular SVA trip I’d say Heller is doing a service to the profession by persuading otherwise numb-nutted graphic designers to go to Italy and learn typography. I do think they should somehow integrate cold naked breasts into the curriculum.

  3. felixsockwell

    I would rather see cold naked breasts on Heller’s blog but, hey, it’s probably not MY blog. Right, Zimm? Say, why don’t you get your own dam blog. Thats what blogs are: opinions. and anything else.

    As someone who went on this particular SVA trip I’d say Heller is doing a service to the profession by persuading otherwise numb-nutted graphic designers to go to Italy and learn typography. I do think they should somehow integrate cold naked breasts into the curriculum.

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