Next month the DIA will run its third and final masterclass in the series – the Typography Masterclass.
The class is only open to those with a minimum of three years of experience as a designer in visual communication. It takes place at The Terrace at The Australian Museum in Sydney from 8am – 6pm on Saturday 17 November. Tickets are $200 +gst (members of DIA and AGDA) or $250 +gst (non-members). If interested, contact Jacqueline Hill at email@example.com to book your place.
The class will discuss and develop new approaches and responses to font design and will be hosted by the following designers:
Dr Louise McWhinnie
Associate Professor Louise McWhinnie is the Associate Dean of Teachng & Learning within the Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building at UTS. During the last three decades Louise has worked as both a senior graphic designer in London design consultancies and as a design educator within the UK, Asia and of course Australia. Louise’s ongoing teaching and research encompasses the broad field of typography, with a particular focus on letterform and font design, vernacular type and culture.
The Font Factory and Harry Pears
The Font Factory and Harry Pears will give a dual presentation that looks at type from two distinct perspectives: the business face and the creative interface.
Type Designer, Associate, Monash Art Design and Architecture
Described as one of the best typographers in Australia by David Pidgeon (design by pidgeon) and Alex Tyers (Transmission), Wendy completed a Masters In Type Media at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Netherlands in 2005. Since then she worked as freelance type designer both nationally and internationally.
Along with type design and teaching Wendy has worked full time as a graphic designer for Studio Round and Hofstede Design. She is currently a sessional lecturer at Monash University and conducted a number of workshops on type design for AGDA.
Designer of TASMAN
Dan Milne is a type and graphic designer based in Melbourne. His new typeface, ‘Tasman’, which possesses both great legibility and personality simultaneously, was discussed recently by Stephen Banham in Desktop. The Tasman type family will be released later this year by the Belgian OurType foundry.
Dan’s interests lie at the systematic and technical end of graphic design. He studied Mechanical Engineering for three years before completing a Bachelor of Visual Communication at Monash University. In 2009 Dan completed a Masters in Type Design at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
He has created custom and retail typefaces for House Industries, Commercial Type and collaborated with local designers to produce typefaces for institutions including Monash University Museum of Art and Monash Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture. Dan has been teaching design at Monash University since 2006.