Jonathan Hitchen

Buchgestalter und Senior-Dozent in Graphic Design an der Manchester School of Art (UK)

Jonathan Hitchen gestaltet Bücher und lehrt Graphic Design an der Manchester School of Art. Wenn er gerade nicht vor seinen Studierenden steht oder Computer zum Zeichnen bringt, arbeitet er am Quartalsjournal der Modernist Society. 2017 studierte er in Strelnikov’s Glasses and Other Stories (Society of the Spectacles, HOME MCR) die Beziehung zwischen 3-D-Brillen und Öffentlichkeit. Aktuell widmet er sich zusammen mit der Portico Library mehreren Projekten zu Peter Mark Roget und Jorge Luis Borges’ Kurzgeschichte Die Bibliothek von Babel.

Tricotype (Alpha-knit)

TRICOTYPE is the first ever type foundry for knitted letterforms

Join our workshop & help us create a new “typespace” where the art & craft of textiles collides with type design…

…on a knitting machine.

Workshop participants will design a letterform using traditional punchcard techniques and manufacture a knitted pattern sample to take home and keep.

During this process we discuss the pros & cons of the punchcard from a type design perspective & consider how to negotiate recognizable glyph structures within the limitations of a very low resolution design space.

The finished designs will be compiled into a patternzine that will make a contribution to the well-established tradition of self- publishing & pattern-sharing within the knitting community.

May 18 & 19 at 10.00 & 12.00

Six places per session

The workshop takes about 90 minutes.


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