In lieu of Design #5 this evening (you’ll see it tomorrow) here’s my dream summer vacation. I’ll be taking donations.
Spend two weeks studying visual communication—especially typography—in Venice and Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic tradition. Study with the best typographers in Italy. Visit the Trajan Column, the Pantheon and the Arch of Titus. Examine inscriptions on Roman buildings and monuments that have long been a typographic ideal. Our workshop in design history, theory and practice is an intensive period of study that enables students to research and analyze the roots of typography, draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design with Italian and American designers and design historians.
The cost of tuition is not bad $6,700 and that covers pretty much everything except lunch and occasionally dinner. The application deadline is March 15 and there are limited openings.
While I get all googly-eyed about workshops like this, for some reason they also scare me out of applying. Fears like “I’ll never be good enough” or “My skill level will be horribly low compared to everyone else there” always keep me from applying. So, with that being said, I probably won’t be applying for for those who do – good luck!
For more pictures, check out the photo gallery from last year. *drool*This entry was posted in beautiful design, educational, typography and tagged Rome, SVA, SVA Summer Program in Italy, typography, University of Rome Piazza Fontanella Borghese, Venice. Bookmark the permalink.