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workshops, Rotterdam 12 2002, day3

The 4 day-workshop takes place at the Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam. The goal of the workshop is to make a new typeface for a signage system near Rotterdam Blaak train station. The typeface and the signage system will be developed by the whole group in three and a half days. The group of students consist of 12 students from the graphic design department.

1) define the feeling and the look of the type by drawing the word 'SNAKE'
2) choose one and develop this into a whole font
3) digitalize the font
4) present it in the right environment

1st day
2nd day
3rd day
4th day (final presentation)

The third day the designs of all the characters were finished. The most important issue was that all the characters belong to the same family. Almost directly the digitalization of the type could be started. Every student digitalized a few characters, which were then putted together in one font. After this the design had to be adapted even more to make all the characters fit into one font. Also the idea for the sign system was developed this day. And the font got his own identity, a real name!

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