Future Text – Athens 2019 Workshops

Wed, 06 November 2019, 12:00 AM - Thu, 14 November 2019, 12:00 AM [GST]

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Variable fonts: responsive/animated/flexible/efficient typography – Irene Vlachou & Laurence Penney PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

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Greek ligatures revisited (Byzantine Calligraphy workshop) – Georgios D. Matthiopoulos & Constantina Politimi Zerdeva - Brikori PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

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Greek type design experiments – Eva Masoura PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

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Posterrorism 2020 Poster Workshop – Tomasz Walenta PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

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Epigraphical Museum of Athens PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

14.11.2019 @ 13:00–15:00

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Guided tour at the Museum of National Printing House PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

14.11.2019 @ 16:00–18:00

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The reception / a walk-talk in the historical centre of Athens - storytelling and public space – Alexandros Mistriotis PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

Event costs 15 euro. Contact: katerinangelou@gmail.com; English – 13.11 (Wednesday) @ 9.00 - 12.00; Greek – 14.11 (Thursday) @ 19:00 - 20:00

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Wed, 06 November 2019, 12:00 AM - Thu, 14 November 2019, 12:00 AM [GST]

Future Text – Athens 2019

 


 

 

Future Text is an academic research platform focused on text-based communication across cultural, international and interdisciplinary fields.

 

During the Athens week we would like to focus on contemporary contexts of textual communication within the frame of Greek language and possibly in dialogue with other alphabets.

 

Through time, in a variety of mediums, tools, scripts, reading processes, the shape and function of the written word is ever changing inventing new ways to express social and cultural shifts. In today’s environment, the typographic form of the written word is yet again challenged by the structural diversity of its surroundings making way for more flexible typographic signs that permit contextual modifications. Historical research may prove to be a valuable source of inspiration for exploring the concept of fluidity and individuality (personal writings, custome made scripts) of the typographic form by revisiting similar approaches which can be found on past practices or on non latin scripts. Such is the case of the greek typographic samples of the renaissance, which incorporated a broad selection of alternate forms, ligatures and abbreviations on a single printed page. 

Reflecting on the past together with analysing new forms of text-based communication can provide critical thinking and help us pose the right questions and problematics on current and future technological advances, their design directions and in communication itself.

 

 
 

 

Irene Vlachou & Laurence Penney

Variable fonts: responsive/animated/flexible/efficient typography
11–15.11

 

An introduction to variable font technology and the capabilities of the new format. How this new technology is affecting the future of typographic expression and practice across media. We will see examples of variable fonts in real projects, from branding to UI, and in more experimental applications. Scope of the workshop is to discover the connection of this technological development to the typographic disciplines, rediscover kinetic typography and the connection to animation. The workshop will cover everything from hand drawing, to digitising letterforms and graphics, to the writing of CSS code. The students will create their own typographic expressions by developing a variable font.


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Georgios D. Matthiopoulos - Constantina Politimi Zerdeva - Brikori

Greek ligatures revisited (Byzantine Calligraphy workshop)

11–15.11

 

As the current technology allows the co-existence of formality and self-expression, long forgotten practices of written communication may resurface through the resurrection of calligraphic practices. The workshop will focus on introducing to the participants the basic tools and skills involved to produce a simple majuscule and a miniscule Byzantine alphabet. Each student will then experiment in forming a number of simple ligatures involving two or three letters at a time and thus produce a legible to all yet individual set of characters. Patience, perserverance and insipiration are always the key ingredients to success and artistic satisfaction.


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Eva Masoura
Greek type design experiments

11–15.11

 

Participants of the workshop will be experimenting with the shapes and structure of greek letterforms through their exposure to historical artefacts. They will be introduced to the basic principals of greek type design and its challenges, (repetition of design elements, terminals, contrast, direction of stress) by exploring various ways of critically implimenting research into design practice. The collection of resources is drawn from lesser known formal scribal hands (9th-12th century) and on informal hands of the 19th century. Viewing and understanding resources in their historical context as an informed way to experiment and make design decisions and is a key focus point of the workshop.

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Tomasz Walenta

Posterrorism 2020 – Poster Workshop

07–10.11

 

The objective of this workshop is to develop the comprehension of the creative context and process involved in the conception of a poster. The workshop will be based on the Posterrorism 2020 international poster competition theme. Each student will be asked to implement theoretical and practical knowledge in the objective of creating a powerful poster.

 

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EUNIC Warsaw & PJAIT

University of West Attica & Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology

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