Spend two weeks next summer studying visual communication with the best typographers in Italy:
Visit the Trajan Column, the Pantheon and the Arch of Titus. Examine inscriptions on Roman buildings and monuments that have long been a typographic ideal. Our workshop in design history, theory and practice is an intensive period of study that enables students to research and analyze the roots of typography, draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design with Italian and American designers and design historians. The Masters Workshop fosters multidisciplinary design — through immersion — in architecture, art, literature, and even cuisine. Collaborations with Italian design organizations and businesses will result in unique projects and products.
I’m a staunch supporter of learning by doing (not necessarily this extreme), of immersion, and look at chances such as these as terrific opportunities for growth. Steven Heller and Lita Talarico have masterfully curated an enviable 14 days of doing and learning. Last summer’s workshop sessions are visually documented here.