SVA Summer Residency Program 2018—starting July 2nd.
SVA’s TypeLab summer residencies offer designers the opportunity to create original typefaces and improve overall typographic mastery with the guidance of internationally acclaimed faculty and guest critics. Two 2-week residencies, which may be taken separately or as a combined 4-week residency, are intended for experienced graphic designers, type teachers, recent design school grads, and typophiles wishing to learn more about creating and using type in graphic design for all media. TypeLab participants explore the rich discipline of typography within its social and cultural context, studying theory and usage, history, aesthetics, and technology as they create individualized expressive fonts.
Both residencies provide a robust daily schedule of instruction and studio time. Guest lectures and field trips complement classwork, allowing participants to interact and get acquainted with celebrated type designers and graphic design studios. In addition, all participants have access to the extensive Visual Arts Library and Design Archives.
Type and the City focuses on hand lettering. Participants will design their own styles of hand lettering based on New York City’s wealth of vernacular type, as explored through field work including sketching, journaling, and photography. A hands-on letterpress workshop and a typographic project interpreting a live spoken-word performance will round out this residency.
Expand Your Type Universe focuses on digital typeface design. Participants will begin the process of developing an original typeface by creating and refining a set of control characters using font-editing software. They will explore creative ways to incorporate the finished letterforms in designs using Creative Suite software as well as digital fabrication tools—for instance, 3D printers, CRC routers, and embroidery machines.
Yomar Augusto is a SoCal-based typographic artist and graphic designer raised in Rio de Janeiro. He initially trained as a graphic designer before going on to study photography at the School of Visual Arts, and ran his own studio in Rio before completing a Masters in Type Design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Yomar taught Typography for Advertising at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam between 2011 and 2012, at the Bauhaus University in Germany, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University.
Elizabeth Carey Smith
Elizabeth Carey Smith is a typographer in New York City, who specializes in design and creative direction for type foundries, branding, fashion, and the arts. She earned her BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit (2002) and completed the extended program of Type@Cooper in Typeface Design (2012). She speaks and writes regularly for conferences, publications, and platforms around the world.
Tobias Frere-Jones has created some of the world's most widely used typefaces, including Interstate, Whitney, Gotham, Surveyor, and Tungsten. He received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art in 1996. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2006, he received the Gerrit Noordzij Prijs for his contributions to typographic design, writing and education. In 2013 he received the AIGA Medal, in recognition of exceptional achievements in the field of design. Tobias launched his new type design practice, Frere-Jones Type, in January 2015.
Dan Rhatigan works with Adobe Typekit in New York as the Senior Manager of Adobe Type. He has over 25 years of eclectic experience in various industries as a typesetter, graphic designer, typeface designer, and teacher, including several years in London and New York serving as Type Director for Monotype. He has a BFA in graphic design from Boston University, and MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in the UK, and a very tattered passport.
The great people at Font Bureau trained Victoria Rushton to design and develop fonts, and she now runs her own foundry with some of them on TypeNetwork. She makes custom typefaces for corporations and for individual folks, has released three original families (with many more on the way), and draws lettering when fonts start to be too much. Victoria has spoken at Typographics NYC and the Type Directors Club. She's moved a lot of places but lives happily, for now, in Baltimore.
Steve Heller was an art director at the New York Times for 33 years. Currently, he is co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department, Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs, and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review. He is the author, co-author, and/or editor of over 100 books on design and popular culture.
Gail Anderson is currently a partner, with Joe Newton, at Anderson Newton Design. Gail is the recipient of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Medal from the AIGA, and is the author or co-author of eight books on graphic design. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, the Library of Congress, and the Milton Glaser Design Archives.
Christian Schwartz is a type designer and consultant based in New York City and a partner in the foundry Commercial Type with London-based Paul Barnes. He was awarded the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot in 2007. His typefaces have been honored by the Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the New York Type Director's Club, and the International Society of Typographic Designers.
Ksenya Samarskaya is the founding member of Samarskaya & Partners, drafting type to push against the limits of technology, radiate legibly on small screens, and trigger nuanced algorithms of emotion and history. Clients and collaborators include Adobe, Apple, Best Made Co., Birnam Wood, Design MW, Font Bureau, Google, Frere-Jones, Hoefler & Co., Ideo, JaegerSloan, Light + Ladder, McCann, MCKL, Monotype, Snoop Dogg Marketing, Trollbäck + Co., WeWork, and YouTube.
Ben Schott is one of the few (if not only) journalists who uses his own fonts in the pieces he writes, and one of the few writers who designs and typesets his own books and articles. His first book, Schott’s Original Miscellany, and his subsequent series of Miscellanies and Almanacs have sold some 2.5 million copies, and have been translated into 21 languages.
Nick Sherman is a typographer and typographic consultant based in New York City. He is a co-founder of Fonts In Use and a columnist at A List Apart. He serves on the board of directors for the Type Directors Club and the Adobe Typography Customer Advisory Board, as well as the artistic board for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.
Angela Riechers is an award-winning writer, art director, and educator. She writes primarily for design-related publications, including Wallpaper, Metropolis, Print, the AIGA, and Design Observer, and is program coordinator for the TypeLab summer residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She teaches typography, senior portfolio, and design in cultural context at the Fashion Institute of Technology and SVA, and is currently developing an online learning program, The Complete Typographer, for SVA.
The application process will open in January 2018.
Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis until programs fill.
Early application is highly recommended!
SVA TypeLab: Type and the City
Dates: July 2-13, 2018
2 undergraduate studio credits
SVA TypeLab: Expand Your Type Universe
Dates: July 16-27, 2018
2 undergraduate studio credits
The program is geared toward experienced designers of all disciplines, type teachers, recent design school grads and typophiles wanting to learn more about current typographic practice and formats. Participants must be established creative professionals, or undergraduates who have completed their junior year of study, with demonstrated fluency in typography. Participants must supply their own laptops (Macintosh), font editing software (RoboFont, Fontlab, or Glyphs), and Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop required. AfterEffects and Premiere Pro optional.)
Please provide 15 JPEG images of current work (no more than 1000 pixels on the longest side) or Web site URL. Zip, Powerpoint or PDF files will not be accepted.