I am pleased to announce that the third annual SVA Masters Workshop: Design History, Theory and Practice in Venice and Rome is currently accepting applications for Summer 2011. Join me, Lita Talarico and Louise Fili, as well as an illustrious Italian faculty in Venice from June 5-12 and Rome June 13-19.
Study graphic design and typography this summer in the birthplace of Western typographic tradition. The program is a unique way for designers to learn more about type, book and lettering design, as well as architecture, art, archeology and even a taste of Italian cuisine. Study with some of the best typographers in Italy. Visit the Trajan Column and the Pantheon, and partake in exclusive visits to the Roman and Imperial Forums. Examine the inscriptions on Roman structures that have long been accepted as a typographic ideal.
This intensive hands-on workshop in design history, theory and practice allows participants to research and analyze the roots of typography, draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design along with a faculty of Italian and American designers, historians and publishers. Taught by leading design professionals, this workshop emphasizes the multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial nature of contemporary design. In addition, collaborations with noted Italian design organizations and media businesses result in unique (and potentially publishable) print and Web projects.
Classes and critiques are held Monday through Saturday and include time for personal exploration, as well as field trips to museums, design firms and ateliers. The opportunity to visit some of the most exciting sites in Italy and learn from masters of design, typography and archeology is guaranteed. See photos here.
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