• Steven Heller

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.

You can view last summer’s visual diary here. (Photos of Venice and Rome by Jonathan Ro-Schofield.)

About Steven Heller

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.View all posts by Steven Heller →

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