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Gourmet Typography

April 24, 2015 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Take control of your type instead of letting it control you!

Gourmet Typography Training teaches the typographic skills and aesthetics rarely taught or fully understood by professionals. Learn how to “see” like you’ve never seen before. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, Gourmet Typography Training will sharpen your eye and give you the practical skills that will visibly improve your type. Learn tips for more professional typography, as well as how to get the most out of your software (typographically speaking).

Topics covered include:
Think like a type designer (hands-on exercise)
What makes a good typeface
OpenType explained
The seven worst type crimes
Fine-tuning your type
Alignment, tracking, and word spacing tips and tricks
Mastering kerning

Every creative professional regardless of specialty can learn to communicate more effectively with type!

“Thank you so much for a wonderful type experience. I was so psyched to attend your workshop, and you definitely didn’t let me down! Your expertise is phenomenal. It was an intense yet pleasurable learning experience; the day seemed to fly by. I really do love type, and now I can be confident in my use of type after your workshop.”
– Barbara Fox, Senior Graphic Designer

“Your course was great! Since taking it, I can’t help but look at every book title, magazine headline, and even company logos, trying to find out what they did wrong! And how often that’s the case! It was really helpful and entertaining!”
– Robyn Hinckley, Design Supervisor

“I attended your workshop with a colleague of mine, and being ‘type-geeks,’ we found your workshop stimulating, informative and thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks for a great day immersed in counters, kerning and ascenders… (three months later) I can honestly say that your workshop has really fine-tuned my approach to type, and that months later I’m still applying the knowledge gained at your workshop.”
– Akshay Pithwa, Art Director

“Your class was exceptional. I will never see letters the same again! What have you done? Hah! Thanks so much!
– Erin Greene, Brand and Design Manager


About the Speaker
Ilene Strizver, founder of The Type Studio and TypeCast Webinars, is a typographic consultant, designer, writer and educator specializing in all aspect of visual communication, from the æsthetic to the technical. Ilene formerly was the Director of Typeface Development for International Typeface Corporation (ITC) where she developed more than 300 notable text and display typefaces.

Ilene writes the popular TypeTalk column for, and is a contributor to both the fy(t)i For Your (Typographic) Information series and the Fontology series for Her book, Type Rules! The designer’s guide to professional typography is now in its 4th edition, and continues to receive accolades from the type and design community. Ilene, who is known for her lively and passionate presentation style, conducts her widely acclaimed Gourmet Typography Workshops

Registration is required and space is limited (20 attendees max.).
Register online.


April 24, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Type Directors Club
t: 212-633-8943