Workshops

• Letterpress-light | 5 & 6 July
Tue 5 Jul - Wed 6 Jul | 9.30-17.00
A. & Ch. Gousios
Jeff Pulaski | USA
Joey Hannaford | USA

 

Letterpress printing is a physical process that allows artists to experience letters as 3-dimensional objects. In this guided “letterpress–light” workshop, participants will “print” with raised laser-cut letterforms to create typographic experiments using stamping and rubbing techniques that mimic normal letterpress. Semi-transparent laser-cut paper letterforms and their counters in various colors will also be provided to workshop participants for additional experimentation by laying, cutting apart, and altering. This workshop will be completely experimental, allowing designers to push the boundaries of typographic form in new ways and in the process discover more expressive solutions to typographic problems.

 

 

 

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• Modular Letterpress Explorations | 5 & 6 July
Tue 5 Jul - Wed 6 Jul | 9.30-17.00
A. & Ch. Gousios
Richard Kegler | USA

 

This hands-on workshop will use the newly created letterpress "P22 Blox" which uses only 8 basic shapes to create lettering and pattern design. Experiments with these letterpress blocks will allow students to learn the basics of letterpress and problem solving given strict limitations of material.

 

Richard Kegler is the founder of  P22 Type Foundry and is currently the Director the Wells College Book Arts Center in Aurora, NY. As founder of the Western New York Book Arts Center, Mr. Kegler combined an interest in traditional crafts along with an entrepreneurial background to help create a self-sustaining community organization. His latest project P22 Analog focuses on pre-digital printing and typography.

 

 

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• Typeface Design | 5 & 6 July
Tue 5 Jul - Wed 6 Jul | 9.30-17.00
Les Yper Yper
Gerry Leonidas | UK

 

This workshop is intended to get beginners off to a quick start in typeface design in the Latin script. The first day will build the correct foundations for sketching, developing ideas, and making decisions. The second day will cover working with outlines in Glyphs, spacing, and expanding a character set.

Gerry Leonidas teaches typography and typeface design at the University of Reading, UK. The rest of his time is taken with enterprise and knowledge transfer projects, and consultancy on publication design and typeface design. He is the director of the MA Typeface Design programme, and the TDi summer course.

 

 

Please, bring your laptops on the second day of the workshop.
The workshop is offered only in Greek.

 

 


 

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• Introduction to Generative Design with Processing | 5 & 6 July
Tue 5 Jul - Wed 6 Jul | 9.30-17.00
HELEXPO, N. Germanos
George Palamas | GREECE

Generative design is a design process that works in imitation of nature and is able to produce endless series of unique visual outputs. Generative design is a fast method of exploring design possibilities, rapidly gaining ground, largely due to new programming environments such as Processing.

Starting with simple natural forms and basic physical phenomena we will move along a variety of creative territories to generate digital worlds. Unlike the usual design practice, not every aspect of the procedure is under control and this is exactly where the strength of this strategy lies: unexpected results, mimicking nature, despite the algorithm is always the same.

Besides learning the basics of coding, using the programming environment Processing, the workshop aims at navigating through a series of practical case studies on how to setup and control visual experiments through a designer oriented approach. By the end of the workshop, participants are expected to have the ability to design simple artworks using Processing. Moreover, attendees will learn systematic yet flexible approaches on exporting  and managing massive, single or multiple page, pdf documents for further manipulation.

George Palamas, Creative Technologist

 


You'd need to bring your own laptop  |  PC (windows/linux), Mac

 

 

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• Replica's Screen Printing Workshop | 5 & 6 July
Tue 5 Jul - Wed 6 Jul | 9.30-17.00
REPLICA STUDIO
REPLICA | GREECE

 

During the workshop we will work together to produce a collective

screen printed book. The process will mostly focus on hand made

techniques; from the initial design and page layout, to preparing

the screen and all the way to pull the squeegee and bind

the finished book.

 

Day 1: Presentation; Design and page layout; Printing

Day 2: Printing & Binding

 

Number of participants: 10

 

 

Previous screen printing experience is not necessary.

Please, remember to wear old clothes!

 

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• The Calligraphic Line | 5 & 6 July
Tue 5 Jul - Wed 6 Jul | 9.30-17.00
HELEXPO, N. Germanos
Georgia Angelopoulos | CANADA

 

In this workshop we will set a solid foundation for the art of calligraphy through the study of tools, materials and techniques as well as the fundamental principles that govern the creation of hand made scripts/letters. We will be exploring the range of expression that tools, materials and scripts can give us to achieve a direction and better understanding of how we can use calligraphy in our work. Form will be the focus; the letters are beautiful things with great graphic potential in terms of pattern and texture. We will be looking at contemporary and historical work from around the world, but will focus on historical Greek letters from various periods.

 

Tools to be discussed include pencil, quill, reed pen, a variety of metal nibs, parallel pens, ruling pens and flat and pointed brushes. Our writing surfaces will include papyrus, parchment, and hot and cold watercolour paper. Mediums will be discussed and their preparation demonstrated from ink and ink sticks, gouache, mineral pigments and acrylic media.

 

 

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• Stop Motion Typography | 7 July
Thu 7 Jul | 13.30-16.30
HELEXPO, N. Germanos
Barış Atiker | TURKEY

 

Stop Motion Typography is a workshop that through the combination of typography with stop motion animation aims at the production of experimental and conceptual type animations. The workshop is suitable for both students and professional designers alike; participants will be guided through important steps in the creative process, focusing on brainstorming, collaboration, assessment of resources, visualisation, and production of results.

 

Through the reevaluation of everyday objects the workshop will build a bridge between three dimensional forms, typography and meaning.

 

Participants should bring at least 10 small everyday objects, a smartphone or camera and a tripod.

 

 

 

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Registration will commence 1hr before the scheduled workshop.

 

 

• Intellectual Property Basics for visual communication content creators | 8 July
Fri 8 Jul | 13.30-16.30
HELEXPO, N. Germanos
Alexios Zavras | GERMANY

This seminar/workshop will cover issues from both technical and legal perspectives, and the instructor can provide in-depth answers to real-world questions.
After completing the course, attendees will have learned the basics
of digital content licensing, as well as the finer points of the major open licenses, and they will be in a position to immediately apply the concepts learned into their daily work in order to minimize legal problems.

 

 

 

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• The Design Game | 9 July
Sat 9 Jul | 13.30-17.00
HELEXPO, N. Germanos
Petr van Blokland | THE NETHERLANDS

 

In a simulation of the design practice participants are requested to design a solution for a customer. The journey to the final design leads them through a "maze" every designer has to go through: how to get the required information from the customer? Designers are forced to think about their way of working: to design their own design process.

The design game originally was made for the curriculum of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Students for graphic design learn that not asking the right question or not thinking about the design process itself, never leads towards appropriate design. The design game create a small virtual world that hold all aspect of the real designers practice. Interested how your customer feels: play the game. Interested how your designer thinks: play the game.

Anyone can participate: designers, typographers, students, or non-designers. Fun for everyone!

Additional to the game Petr van Blokland will reflect on the game results in relation to the daily practice of a designer and to disciplines such as programming and artificial intelligence.

 

 

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Registration will commence 1hr before the scheduled workshop.

For further information on the ICTVC conferences, please contact:


Klimis Mastoridis

ICTVC General Secretary

University of Nicosia, Cyprus

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Gerry Leonidas

ICTVC Scientific & Organising Committee

University of Reading, UK

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Karel van der Waarde

ICTVC Scientific & Organising Committee

Graphic Design – Research; Basle School of Design

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