Friday, August 5, 2011

Drawn Lettering with Peter Bain: A Two-day Workshop in Typography

The Southeast Guild of Book Workers is pleased to announce a workshop in Columbus, Mississippi.

Drawn Lettering with Peter Bain: A Two-day Workshop in Typography

Saturday, September 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 18, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

$75 for guild members and students of any institution
$100 general public
Enrollment is limited to 15.

This workshop will teach traditional techniques for rendered or drawn display lettering, using historical forms as a reference point. Participants will develop their sensitivity to letter genre, proportion, and weight; as well as their interaction. You will gain experience evaluating and refining your letters while considering their potential use. Projects will include at least one title design, and explorations of the design possibilities in drawn lettering with a bit of subtle collage. You are encouraged to bring a titling text to the workshop as a basis for experimentation.

Peter Bain is Assistant Professor, Graphic Design concentration, in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University. His projects have been recognized by the AIGA and Type Directors Club; and appeared in Communication Arts and Letter Arts Review. Prior to founding his own design studio, he worked as a Type Director in New York. He has taught at Parsons/The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute. Bain co-curated the exhibition “Blackletter: Type and National Identity” at the Cooper Union School of Art. He received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

How to register for the workshop:
Email Jessica(at) with your name, address and telephone number. Then, mail a check for the full tuition made out to The Guild of Book Workers to Jessica Peterson, PO BOX 132, Gordo, Alabama. Your space in the class is only guaranteed upon receipt of full payment, and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Co-sponsored by The Southeast Guild of Book Workers and the Rosenzweig Arts Center.