JOHANNES & ALAN
A workshop of algorithmic typography
Designers Demian Conrad and Alex Dujet co-organised a workshop in technology-aided typography at the HEAD, the Geneva University of Art and Design. The aim of the workshop was to use the synergies between the analogue and the digital in the production of lettering for prints which fell within the field of concrete poetry. It was a matter of determining, on the one hand, how a composition made with an algorithm can influence the layout of a manual composition and, on the other, how manual metal typesetting changes coding in graphic design. Here’s a report on these experiences.
More information about the project here.
The workshop was led by Demian Conrad and Alex Dujet.
Assisted by Charles Chalas, Pierre-Alain Geisser and David Héritier
Paul Mégroz, Gabriel Shields, Nathan Pedroni, Matilde Ravano, Laura Reynard, Valentin Bonzon, Alice Moor, Colin Aymon, Iman Jacquat, Yasmine Nabli, Johan Pardo, Gabriel Abergel and Clement Chavanne.
Printing: 50 x 70 cm on FAG Swiss Proof and HP DesignJet 500
Baptiste Coulon / HEAD – Genève