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Laura Meseguer Hosts Four-Day Online Stencil Type Design Workshop with Letterform Archive September 26 & 27

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Laura Meseguer Hosts Four-Day Online Stencil Type Design Workshop with Letterform Archive September 26 & 27

Award-Winning International Graphic & Type Designer from Spain
Marks the Archive’s First Class Taught Internationally

All Summer Programming – including one-on-one instruction – offered online

WHO:   Letterform Archive, the San Francisco based type and graphic design Nonprofit and Laura Meseguer, award-winning international graphic and type designerfrom Spain, the first international instructor who has taught for Letterform.

WHAT: Stencilmania: Understanding Type Design as a Tool for Graphic

Designers with Laura Meseguer. Stencil Type Design has been proven as a great way to explain and practice the principles underlying the design of typefaces.

WHEN: Saturday, September 26: 10am – 6pm PDT 

Sunday, September 27: 10am – 6pm PDT

WHERE:    Online Workshop via Zoom.  Register

(Registration is required for the private Zoom link and password.)

DETAIL: In this four day online intensive workshop, Laura Meseguer will offer 10 participants the possibility of creating the main characters of an alphabet constructed with a limited amount of elements. Participants will design typographic characters to compose a word, a message or a logo, that will serve later, to cut out stencils in a resistant material to be painted or printed. 

“We’re excited that we can host our in-person workshops online, allowing us to reach our community of designers beyond the SF Bay Area,” said Grendl Löfkvist, Type West Education Director. “And a bonus for our activist participants: Laura’s method gives you the skills to quickly make protest posters powerful enough to bring down the regime!”

Learning Outcomes:

  • To understand and practice the principles underlying the design of typefaces.
  • Set the basis for creating a full alphabet from a few existing characters.
  • Reflect on the role of typography in the field of identity and experience the design of custom types. All together can be understood as ‘type design as a tool for designers.    

COST & REGISTRATION: $360; Register at Class size is limited to 10 participants to provide individual attention to each student and 1:1 communication between the instructor and the students.    

About Letterform Archive:
Letterform Archive is a nonprofit library and museum based in San Francisco that collects, preserves, and provides first-hand access to materials related to the history of graphic design and uses them to educate and inspire students and designers.

Radical accessibility is core to the Archive’s mission. The Online Archive was launched in April 2020 to reach designers and students beyond the Archive’s home in San Francisco. The Online Archive is free and open to all for the purpose of preserving design and making a unique collection of historical and rare items accessible to anyone who loves letters.

The Archive presents exhibits, hosts salons and lectures, publishes books, and offers courses in type design, typography, and other letter arts. For more information, visit Stay connected to the Archive: @Lett_Arc on Twitter, @LetterformArchive on Instagram, and

About Laura Meseguer:
Laura Meseguer is a freelance graphic and type designer born in Barcelona. Her studio works for international and domestic clients but also in self-initiated projects, through her own type foundry, Type-Ø-Tones, she publishes and promotes her type design. Since she took the Type&Media masters course in The Hague, she has been teaching and giving talks and workshops around. As a typographer and type designer, she is specialized in all sorts of projects involving custom lettering and type design, for branding and publishing design. For her personal practice, she gets the inspiration from what is around and focuses on projects that mix that with her own vision of type and lettering, exploring the expressivity of letterforms.She is the author of TypoMag. Typography in Magazines, published by IndexBook and co-author of the book “Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla”, published by Tipo e in Spanish and translated into Polish, Portuguese, English, and Chinese. Since 2017 she is a member of the ATypI board.