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workshops, Rotterdam 12 2002, day4

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)

Hello, my name is Cees and I am the system operator of the art academy in Rotterdam. My students made a typeface with the name Cees-Bold, hopefully not because I don't have lots of hair on top of my head anymore. I like fonts. I also made a font myself once, but that is long ago. Apparently the students are fascinated by my personality, because they made a whole sign system about me. You cannot imagine, but this morning I went to work like I do daily. I got out of the train, and from that moment on I saw my name everywhere, people were searching for me. They already got informed where I go to the toilet, where I have my daily coffee, and all those other things people want to know about me. And this was even all set in this brand new typeface Cees-Bold. If I like it? Yeah, I like fonts.
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