10 workshops for adults:
Hand-carving letters into stone
Entirely My Book
Entirely My Visit Card
Printing with lead type
tipoRenesansa - type design workshop
1 workshop for children:
Print and play
Samo Ačko- BadNews, type design for newspaper
Richard Kegler (USA) - P22 Type Foundry
Jaka Bonča - Typography and structure
Zoran Smiljanić, Metka Dariš - Typography in film credits
1 documentary film screening:
The documentary captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010).
and extra events:
Tricycle prints stories from Tabor
tipoRenesansa, type design workshop - exhibition opening
Rolledover poster - announcement of the winners
Rolledover poster - auction
Organizer of the 2nd Festival of Letters TipoRenesansa announces a call for entries for posters on the subject of Volunteering. European Commission called for 2011 to be declared as the European Year of Volunteering. The Commission explained that volunteering is the fundamental expression of civil participation and democracy, as well as an instrument for realizing European values such as solidarity and non-discrimination. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate artists to research expressive possibilities of typography to convey this message as well as to encourage them to use letterpress printing technique in their creations. The jury will judge wittiness of each artist's interpretation, perfection of idea and artistic implementation, aesthetic value and technical simplicity.
The three works awarded by the jury will be pressed by the organizer on Sunday, September 4, 2011, at a public event, using a construction roller, weighing several tons. Other short-listed works will be displayed on the premises of the organizer and on the Festival's website.
More on European Year of Volunteering's website at:
Submission deadline: August 26, 2011
– Authors (individual or a group) can submit several entries,
– Authors can use any number of colours but only one matrix,
Authors should submit their entries in electronic form which must include:
– Outline of the idea in vector file (pdf) with type converted to curves. Lines cannot be thinner than 4 mm, otherwise the linoleum matrix might get damaged during the printing process,
– Electronic entry the size of 68 x 98 cm, vertical format,
– Author's contact information (name, surname, street, city, country, cell-phone number, e-mail adress) in text file.
– Both vector and text file names must be coded by the author.
Authors should send their submissions via e-mail to:
– Radovan Jenko, visual communication designer and a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design,
– Stojan Pelko, journalist, critic
– Roman Ražman, graphic designer.
The jury will look at all entries received by e-mail till August 26, 2011. The results will be made public on September 4, 2011, at 10 a.m., during Rolled Poster event, organized by the Festival of Letters.
The three posters awarded by the jury will be printed in 15 copies in the presence of their authors on September 4, 2011, during Rolled Poster event, a part of The Festival of Letters programme. Authors get a certain number of copies of their works, as follows:
First award – 5 copies,
Second award – 4 copies,
Third award – 3 copies.
A certain number of printed copies will be sold at auction that day; the rest of the copies will remain in the organizer's archives. Any proceeds of the auction will go towards covering organizational costs.
ph + 386 599 47 044 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
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Our second international workshop deals with designing bodytext and display typefaces that can also be used for letterpress. The final products will include typefaces with 40 characters minimum, which will be displayed in B1 poster size on 2nd Festival of letters in summer. It is still our wish to manufacture selected types in pear wood and use them in the old printing house. Participants with all levels of expertise are welcome, from students, to professionals and those only interested in it as a hobby.
How to apply: write an e-mail to [email protected]
The applicants are requested to register till 21st January.
Participation fee: 338 $ (with tax);
The father of such a “Razzle Dazzle” camouflage was a marine painter, illustrator, poster artis Norman L. Wilkinson (November 24, 1878 - May 31, 1971).
In the WWII, he was again assigned to camouflage, although not in dazzle-painting ships but with the British Air Ministry, where his responsibility was the concealment of airfields.
Can you imagine a part of human knowledge disappearing in just decades, after it has been in use for 450 years? Lead type printing is just one of the book related crafts which is currently dying out. The purpose of the first Festival of Letters is to awaken and revive this knowledge, to share it with the young and the old, to stimulate creativity, to prove that old techniques offer new forms. A bunch of type-enthusiasts will demonstrate that a letter can be seriously played with, that it can be carved into stone, chiseled, worn in your pocket, stretched along the ceiling, unfolded over the screen or rolled over with a construction roller, weighing several tons.
At IlovarStritar, they created the corporate identity for the 4th Biennial which was held in autumn 2009 at the National Gallery in Ljubljana.
They used the idea of dots which make the logo of the Brumen Foundation. They applied typography which is comprised of dots - that is, the Stag Bold Dot (author: Christian Schwartz), and used only three colours - white, black and silver for the basis of the main motif of corporate identity - the illustrations.
They constructed an extensive system of various images linked by uniform style. There were over 25 illustrations which appeared in different media. Each design work of the corporate identity of the 4th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications was represented using corresponding illustration.
Illustrations on picture were used for contest categories in catalogue.
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