Book Making Workshop. Jesper Fabricius and Åse Eg. November 12 – 16. 2012

If you are interested in this workshop please sign up with Lena. You must be prepared to attend the whole week.

Day 1 Introduction – content and form

How can content be related to form – what might be an appropriate form for what content. And the other way around: when a form is chosen, what does it demand of the content. We will use selected issues of the art magazine Pist Protta to exemplify this. After lunch we will talk about print production and workflow: Offset, letterpress, screen print, photocopying etc.

Day 2 Structure

The use of grids to structure layout in books and reasons for it. Dichotomies that relates to positioning elements in layout, e.g. black-white / left-right / large-small / vertical-horisontal etc. A short description of the structure of the book itself: Cover and content, materials and bindings. After lunch: Practical workshop on the grid, constructing and using grids, making appropriate choices.

Day 3 Typefaces

Brief introduction to the history and characteristics of typefaces. Since type is form, the form can convey a certain tone to the content. There will be a selection of books on typefaces. After lunch: Printplay with letters in e.g. lead and wood.

Day 4 Typography

Typography is typefaces in use. Brief introduction to several positions and conventions. Space, readability, selection of typefaces for certain purposes, complexity and a handfull of rules. To look at words as just another element in the layout. There will be a selection of books on the issue. After lunch: Practical workshop on typography, we will work manually with type printed on paper and focus on type and space as form.

Day 5 Layout – images and text

This issue combines grid and typography with images (photo, drawing, prints etc.). If the students are interested, there might be a short introduction to problems related to layout in InDesign and the precision aquired. A handfull of rules related to readying a publication to print. There will be a selection of books on the issue. After lunch we will either continue the discussion and fault-finding or go on to a practical workshop where oversize pages (maybe 8) will be layouted, this workshop should be excecuted in groups.

Schedule

Day 1: 12. nov
10-12 introduction | Lunch break | 13-15 Printproduction | Jesper Fabricius and Åse Eg

Day 2: 13. nov
10-12 talk and discussion on structure | Lunch break | 13-15 Workshop on grids | Åse Eg

Day 3: 14. nov
10-12 talk and discussion on typefaces | Lunch break | 13-15 Printplay | Åse Eg

Day 4: 15. nov
10-12 talk and discussion on typography | Lunch break | 13-15 Workshop on typography | Åse Eg

Day 5: 16. nov
10-12 talk and discussion on layout, e.g. InDesign | Lunch break | 13-15 continuing or workshop | Åse Eg

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