Typography Workshop by Yomar Augusto

This exclusive workshop with Yomar Augusto will take participants through his mixing process on typography and calligraphy. This workshop is limited to 20 seats only and is a full day commitment. Those who participate will be immersed in a hands on experience that few have taken part in on the East Coast. A purchased ticket includes admission to the lecture on Friday and participation in the workshop on Saturday. Materials for the workshop and lunch will be provided.

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1. Experimental Typography and Calligraphy workshops are a compressed process to illustrate how hand made approaches can influence creative agencies who heavily depended on the digital evolution/revolution on the web. Creatives research, conceptualize and interact with ideas only using the web as their main input source, creating an excessive amount of the "something". The end result is often flat because of the heavy influence of the computers.

2. Each participant is immersed in calligraphy and its production, creating roman and cursive alphabets using brushes, wooden sticks and other various tools. The objective of this excursive is to instill in each participant the value of a custom made one of a kind type illustration, while respecting the participants personal hand style. After this excursive has been completed words and shapes will be moved into the digital realm.

3. The workshop aims to give the confidence and ability for participants to produce letters by hand. Ultimately to improve upon their concentration and customization of creative ideas.

4. The aim of this workshop is not to deny computer technology or the web revolution nor neglect is usefulness. Rather to stress that they are merely tools in a box to be used and that the true creative power comes from within. By blending these two philosophies together, of hand crafted practices and the digital revolution, we hope to promote and enlarge the creative possibilities through deeper research.

Tickets go on sale September 1st at 10:00am

Ticket Prices:
Sustaining Member: $125
Supporter: $150
Contributor: $150
Non Member: $200
Student Member: $150
Student Non Member: $200
Educator: $125

Registration Policy: You may only register as yourself. You cannot register another attendee with your membership. Valid photo ID must be presented at event site check-in. Membership card must be presented when paying at the door to receive membership admission discounts.

Cancellation Policy: AIGA Pittsburgh has a 24-hour cancellation policy. You are eligible for a refund when you provide notice to AIGA Pittsburgh at least 24 hours prior to event start time. You may transfer your registration to another individual when you provide notice to AIGA Pittsburgh less than 24 hours prior to event start time. Additional fees may apply in transfer of registration based on membership status of attendee.

When & Where
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
The Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206