Workshop 11 November 2019
Type Builds Character: Mastering the Art of Fine Typesetting
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

San Francisco

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This workshop will challenge you to build your skills on both the macro- and micro-typographic level. You will learn how to wrangle your favorite typefaces into the most beautiful, interesting, and readable layouts. You'll also get some insider tips on how to choose typefaces and how to combine two (or more!) of them, learn some techniques for creating clarity within typographic systems, and find out how to fine-tune long passages of text with multi-level hierarchies (oh, my!).

Come learn how fun it is to be seriously finicky and fastidious with type. Guaranteed to make you a better designer...and a better person. ;)

Bring your laptop and a recent version of Adobe InDesign. This workshop is based on Carolina's award-winning typography book, Explorations in Typography . A signed copy of the book (plus some other typographic goodies) is included in the price of the workshop!

Required Materials

Laptop (Mac OSX 10.6 or higher)

Adobe InDesign (CS4 or later)

Pencil or black pen

Blank or gridded paper for sketching

General Admission ticket comes with a signed copy of the new paperback edition of _Explorations in Typography_.

Carolina de Bartolo
Carolina de Bartolo is the designer, author, and publisher of the award-winning typography textbook, Explorations in Typography, now in its second edition. Co-authored with Erik Spiekermann and Stephen Coles, this latest edition was awarded a TDC Certificate of Excellence and was amongst the best book designs of 2016 in the AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books/50 Covers competition. A graduate of the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, Carolina has been teaching typography at Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 2000.