Brighton University BA (Hons) Graphic Design invited us to devise and manage a
typographic workshop for second year students. In response we briefed the students to
'Mess Up Helvetica'.
The BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree is more akin to a traditional art school, where
students are encouraged to step away from their computer and experiment with abstract
photography, screenprint, letterpress and mark-making techniques.
We set the 'Mess Up Helvetica' brief by encouraging students to manipulate descriptive
words (such as warp, mess and ugly), which were set in Helvetica. The ideas was to
encourage students not to be precious with type and develop illustrative and expressive
methods to manipulate typography.
It was a really fun to be with the students for the day and they produced some
fun, creative and playful work.
Published by: Stuart Tolley in Education