Type A: Exploring the Personality of Letters

Posted on Apr 15th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Above: Come and join us this Thursday from 5-7 in the AB Gallery for a workshop lead by PSUGD student Leah Maldonado as part of Pop-Up Process

Type A explores the personality of letters in relation to the shared personality of societies and demographics within those societies. By looking closely at letterforms, this workshop will help you to better understand how the shapes they’re made of has a profound affect on the way they’re read, and how the sounds letters represent effect the way they’re shaped. My talk will cover what an alphabet is linguistically, the ethics of type design, and how type choice can be used to elicit emotional reactions in audiences.