Good Plumber, Bad Typographer
bgn 40.00

When Where Participants
29 - 30.03.23 BELKA Studio for 15
11:00 - 18:00 Sound and Form
Mitropolit Panaret № 9 
Sofia, Bulgaria

You wonder what’s the link between these two professions? We don’t know, but that’s how Lukasz Matuszewski and Emir Karyo named their two-day typography workshop Ideal for both professionals and amateurs.

During the first day Emir and Lukasz will introduce the participants to letters and graphic design, fundamentals of graphic design and typography and the differences on those topics in Netherlands and Bulgaria. Although Netherlands has a strong modernist approach their education is based on breaking the modernist stereotypes of graphic design. In Bulgaria it appears to be the complete other way around, with a more DIY approach to graphic design in streets, but with more commercial education.
During the second day the two designers will give more feedback, and they're gonna show how to digitalize letters in computer using Glyphs. It will not be mandatory as they're gonna try to encourage people to do type and compositions with hands.

Emir and Lukasz will introduce participants in the DIY and more experimental approach to type design and they have ideas for some exercises, in what all the people will work together, share materials, thoughts and ideas. With the results of first and second day, the two designers will aim to create a collective risoprint publication inspired by dadaist zines which works as a non-personal diary. They want to challenge the idea of creating something really personal like diary into a collective assignment.

Emir Karyo (2000) is a graphic designer and multidisciplinary artist based in the Netherlands, who is originally from Istanbul. He relocated to The Hague in 2018 to pursue a degree in Graphic Design at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK). In 2021 he completed his internship at bus.group, Berlin. In his practice, Emir explores visual language and concepts through various mediums; mostly combining analog and digital techniques. By using these two distinct yet interconnected workflows, he hopes to find a common ground between graphic design and fine arts.

Łukasz Matuszewski (1994, PL) is a graphic designer based in Berlin. He grew up in Warsaw where he studied New Media Arts in 2015. In 2017, Łukasz moved to Netherlands to study at Graphic Design department at Gerrit Rietveld Academie. He is interested in typography and book making. In 2021 with his friend he started collecting fonts made by students from Rietveld Academie, also questioning what amateurism means to him. It resulted in a book published by Gerrit Rietveld Academie with fonts from graphic design department at Rietveld, Interviews with former students like Johannes Breyer, Gaile Pranckunaite, Jens Schildt and Matthias Kreutzer.

The event will be held in English.

Please note that your place is only reserved at the moment you have already paid for your ticket. This can be done via online payment or on site at the KO-OP art space.