Design History, Theory and Practice in Rome
27 May-10 Jun 2018
Various Venues, Rome
Masters Workshop: Design Rome is an exciting way to learn about type and typography, book and lettering design, as well as architecture, art, archaeology, epigraphy, and even Italian cuisine. Study with the best typographers and designers in Italy. Visit the Trajan Column and partake in exclusive guided visits to the Roman and Imperial Forums, and “behind-the-stacks” tour of Biblioteca Angelica, the oldest library in Europe that houses original Bodoni type books. Examine the inscriptions on Roman structures that have long been accepted as a typographic ideal.
This intensive hands-on workshop enables you to research and analyze the roots of typography. You will print on a vintage letterpress, and draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design, along with a faculty of Italian and American designers, and historians. Taught by leading design professionals, this workshop emphasizes the multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial nature of contemporary design.
Classes are held Monday through Saturday and include time for critiques and personal exploration, as well as field trips to ancient sites, museums, and design ateliers. The opportunity to visit some of the most exciting sites in Italy and learn from masters of design, typography and archaeology is guaranteed. Projects include personal and journalistic guides to the type, popular culture and design of Rome.