How long should I work on that curve?, a lecture by François Rappo in the context of Types We Can Make, a selection of contemporary Swiss typeface design curated by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, at Cooper Union in New York from October 23 to November 17, 2012.
How long should I work on that curve? And why? Type design includes very different techniques: calligraphy, drawing, geometric construction, digital vectors. Some techniques are just hidden helpers, some are obvious elements of style. Some are sources, some are targets. In this way the process can be likened to a series of translations. What is gained and what is lost? Each technique has the potential to offer and trigger a unique visual experience. Moreover, each has the potential to provide specific patterns for the designer.
François Rappo will explore this theme in the context of contemporary Swiss type design, in its modernist tradition, in his own projects and in his teaching.
October 22, 2012, 6:30pm
The Cooper Union, New York