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FAUXSAICS BOOTCAMP with Nick Misani
October 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - November 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
This intense 4-class workshop will be the first time Nick teaches the secrets of his fauxsaics technique. Hosted by the Type Directors Club, it will take place in New York City on 4 consecutive Mondays (10.23, 10.30, 11.6, 11.13) from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
For beginners and experienced letterers alike, each 2.5-hour session will cover a different aspect of the process: from the traditional mosaic technique and classical tiling patterns necessary to plan your piece, to rendering realistic stone and metallic materials and adding the final finishing touches.
- A basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
– A laptop for sessions 3 and 4
– Lots of patience for this laborious, detail-oriented technique (you’ll have homework!)
– Snazzy shoes
– All other materials
– Beer—because when you’re working this hard, you have to stay hydrated
- Email access to Nick for the duration of the workshop to get individual feedback on your piece as it progresses
In addition to a fully-finished, hyper-realistic fauxsaic that is ready for its Instagram closeup, you’ll leave the bootcamp with an intimate familiarity of the process needed to create your very own tiled typography.
Nick Misani is a freelance designer and letterer based in New York City. He started his formal training by studying architecture and industrial design in Italy, where he was born. After a brief period studying and working in Japan, he relocated to the United States and obtained an MFA in Communications Design from the Pratt Institute in New York City. Nick has worked as an in-house book cover designer at Penguin Random House under Paul Buckley and, more recently, as the senior designer at Louise Fili Ltd, where he reveled in vintage lettering for three years. In addition to period typography, Nick is passionate about decorative arts and old crafts—especially when reimagined in contemporary, unexpected ways.
His work has been featured on a variety of online and print publications including Print Magazine, Fast Company, The Dieline, Wired, Quipsologies, Adobe, and Designboom. In 2014, He was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club and has received recognition from both the Type Directors Club and the AIGA.