Public workshops

Public workshops are commissioned by organisations or brands and take place as part of an event, exhibition or campaign and are designed to generate public engagement.

Decoding type

Type Tasting x 1HQ
DECODING TYPE

This is a participatory session investigating typefaces as cultural codes. We explore how brands communicate through design and looking at the new emergent brands that are increasingly focused on type. Participants learn how type can be used to create meaningful stories and code different emotions for their brand.

Co-hosted with Amelia Boothman, Director of Strategy for global brand agency 1HQ.

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Brush Strokes to Typography

Type Tasting x Better Letters present
FROM BRUSH STROKES TO TYPOGRAPHY

This is a hands-on workshop that takes you on a creative tour through the history of letterforms as you discover how the sign writer’s brush has profoundly influenced the development of typefaces in Europe and North America.

This workshop with Sarah Hyndman takes you on a journey through time and letterforms with fast-paced sketching exercises throughout. Images, sound, scent and tasters will bring each era to life, making this a fun and enlightening discovery session.

Wellcome language lab workshop

Wellcome Collection
LANGUAGE LABORATORY WORKSHOP

A workshop in the Designing for Health Pop-up Studio as part of a programme of events to accompany the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ exhibition.

In this creative workshop participants the expressive nature of letter-forms and create before-and-after designs that represent feeling ill versus feeling well.

BumbleBizz London launch

BumbleBizz London launch
FONTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

This one-hour masterclass took place during a weekend of events celebrating the UK launch of the new BumbleBizz app. Guests were guided through a series of activities as they discovered how to use typography expressively to tell the story of their brand.

This workshop was created with events agency Heaps+Stacks.

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D&AD Festival Fringe

D&AD Festival Fringe
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE FONTS

This masterclass took place in member’s club Shoreditch House. Games and experiments featuring typography and all the senses were put out in the club’s library for participants to interact with. This was followed by a participatory presentation by Sarah and a lively Q&A session.

Commissioned by Shoreditch House.

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What’s Your Type?

London Design Festival, Chester Literature Festival
WHAT’S YOUR TYPE?

Intensive and fun 90-minute workshops in which participants learnt how to choose fonts with confidence. They took part in experiments and created their own set of tasting notes based on latest research results.

Wine and type tasting

London Design Festival at Laithwaite’s Arch
DO. YOU JUDGE A WINE BY ITS LABEL?

This is a multisensory tasting journey through five wines. Each course demonstrates an aspect of how what you experience is influenced by assumptions made by your subconscious, culminating in an enlightening finale that puts the science into practice.

This is a premium session.

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Other public workshops:

Disrupters, heretics, propaganda and revolutions: the dystopian history of type

The incredible and entwined histories of gin & type

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Photos by David Owens, Graham Sturt and Jonathan Cherry.

Photos by David Owens, Graham Sturt and Jonathan Cherry.