Lettering workshop in partnership with Molotow
In October, LISAA Strasbourg organised a typography/lettering workshop for its Graphic Design students, in partnership with the brand Molotow, entitled, “Architecture and the (de)construction of the letter”.
EXPERIMENTING WITH LETTER DESIGN
Born from passionate discussions on the place of the letter today in further education courses and in public and urban spaces, between Stéphane Helbert, artistic director of the brand Molotow, and Xavier Schoebel, head of Director of Studies of graphic design at LISAA Strasbourg, this workshop asked students on the BTS Graphic Design course to reflect on and experiment with letter design over the course of a week.
Whether it is miniscule on a coin, drawn, cut and then printed while respecting a limited number of ductus (the strokes of construction), in 3-D and staged, in anamorphosis playing with public spaces, or even graffiti, the letter permeates all parts of our daily life without us even noticing.
BRINGING THE LETTER BACK TO THE HEART OF THE COURSE
By way of workshops led by the whole of the teaching staff, this week was a way for students at LISAA Strasbourg to reacquaint themselves with basic notions of letter drawing design and to bring this discipline back to the heart of the graphic design course.
The week began with presentations and lectures on “The written letter and its history up to print” and “The history of graphic marks: from caves to abandoned walls”, accompanied by the screening of a film and a discussion in English.