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FontStructions from HBK Braunschweig at the Bauhaus

FontStruct continues to be used to introduce students to the process of typographic creation in schools, colleges and universities all over the world.

This summer, the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin is hosting the exhibition ‘ON-TYPE: Texts on Typography’. For the supporting programme, Bernard Stein and Florian Hardwig organized a special event about teaching type design. They invited three type designers to present their respective approach to teaching. On July 24th, Martina Flor, Martin Wenzel and Dan Reynolds talked about their preferred methods and tools.

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As an interlude, Florian Hardwig showed student work created at HBK Braunschweig. Florian has been offering FontStruct workshops for several years now, as part of his introductory typography course. “What I like most about FontStruct is that beginners can quickly go through all relevant steps of font creation, without getting lost in details. On one hand, trying their own hands at it teaches the students more respect for typefaces and their designers. On the other, it lowers the barriers to entry into type design, when they realize that it’s not some magic, and that they can make their own font within hours.”

Jakob Grommas designed a large-sized poster, showcasing selected FontStructions from the Braunschweig workshops.

Best-of-Braunschweig

Thanks to Florian and his students for sharing their work with us.

P.S.: ON–TYPE is on display until August 11th. If you happen to be in Berlin, grab your last chance to see it this weekend!

Interview with UWE

Every autumn, some remarkable visitors arrive on FontStruct. For a few weeks, a great storm of creative energy rages through the gallery. Our servers creak and groan. Bricks fly in all directions. And then, as suddenly as they came, they go; leaving behind some exceptional FontStructions and, everywhere, the mysterious tag: UWE.

This year, we succeeded in tracking down some of the people behind this strange phenomenon. We asked them to tell us about their work, and they very kindly agreed …

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A Fried FontStruction

We’re always delighted to hear about FontStructions which leave their digital nest to be inscribed on the world of concrete things: FontStructions you can see in the street or on the printed page, FontStructions you can touch … or even taste. Long-time friend of FontStruct Gustavo Ferreira tipped us off to this delicious-looking plate of glyphs:

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