Typography Fix

Event Info

This in-person workshop takes place at CBA on Thursdays, June 6th – 27th from 6PM to 8PM ET.

  • Thursday, June 6th, from 6PM to 8PM ET
  • Thursday, June 13th, from 6PM to 8PM ET
  • Thursday, June 20th, from 6PM to 8PM ET
  • Thursday, June 27th, from 6PM to 8PM ET

Please note that registration for this workshop will close at 11:59pm on May 23rd.

About this Workshop

Have you been wondering how to make the typography in your project sing? Then come join this inquisitive and collaborative workshop that will offer you a supportive place to expand your skills when designing with type!

We will dive into the purpose of your specific project and figure out what you are trying to communicate and how you can use typography to strengthen this message. Using a typographic toolbox of wonders, we will discuss composition, styles, contrast, weights, spacing, sizing, and more.

Participants will engage in constructive individual and group critiques and work on their projects between classes, bringing their progress to each class in a physical form. Participants can bring their computers, notebooks, and drawing tools to work during the class.

No advanced skills are required, but an appreciation for letterforms and design. I’m meeting you where you are in your visual journey through the fascinating world of typography.

Fun fact: We’ll be surrounded by cabinets with fascinating type cases, type specimens, and incredible reference books, making this typographic unraveling stimulating in various senses.

Required Materials

Bring your typographic project where the text plays the leading role in communication. It can be a book, a poster, a set of prints, stationary, or even self-presentation pieces for a job application. We’re looking for designs to be reproduced through a printing process or end as a PDF file.

All other materials will be provided by Center for Book Arts.

About the Instructor

Ana Sofia Mariz, a Russian-Brazilian designer, now calls New York her home. Her passion for the typographic arts has led her to specialize in designing printed books, working with type, letterpress printing, and type design. Her work has garnered recognition in Brazil and the US, with features in exhibitions in both countries. With a foundation in esteemed design education programs in Rio de Janeiro, Ana’s journey has been enriched by migration, including her recent move from Seattle, WA, where she resided since 2012, to New York in Summer 2023. These diverse experiences have broadened her perspective, shaping her into a multi-disciplinary designer who applies an inclusive and empathic approach to educate, empower, and enable other creatives to thrive in their own journeys of self-expression through the visual-graphic language. Featured projects include her poster “The first step toward equity is recognizing privilege,” showcased at the 2023 exhibition “New Impressions” at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum, and Vine Craft, a digital typeface designed for letterpress printing and expanded into ornamentation and stationary patterns.

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on May 23rd at 11:59pm. The price of this class is $280 plus a $25 materials fee.

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