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Radical Typography: An Introduction to Graphic Design

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Have you ever tried to design a poster using Word? Do you seem to end up using the same women’s symbol/raised fist/tree with lots of roots on everything? Break free, friends! Everyone has ideas, and this hands-on session is about using the most humble of design elements – type – to express them. Why type? Because you don’t just read it, you also look at it, because you don't need to know how to draw to use it, because it rarely costs anything, and once you know how to work with it, you'll be able to design just about anything. In this intensive intro to graphic design, we'll look at examples of powerful type-only posters. Then you’ll split off into pairs and create your own radical, collaborative typographic posters by riffing on hand techniques like stencilling and tracing. All this while learning about basic design principles and how to make your graphics match your message. We'll wrap by talking about how to apply these skills to working with images. Please note that this is not a computer-based session. Laptops are welcome, but computer skills are not needed!

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workshop / taller
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There will be something interesting for all ages in this session / Habrá algo de interés para todas las edades en esta sesión
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Beginner / Principiante
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Una Lee
Organizational affiliations : 
Social Design Lab
Bio : 
Una is a Toronto-based graphic designer whose work is inspired by people’s struggles and revolutionary geometry. She is the founder of the Social Design Lab, a new non-profit that will provide design services for social change as well as creative space and guidance to new designers facing different forms of oppression.
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