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Learn Graffiti Typography
May 29
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Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions, Virtual Event

Learn Graffiti Typography


Do you love typography and street art? Does seeing Chicago’s breadth of public murals and graffiti inspire you? If yes, join us for this Design Museum Works two-day workshop led by Chuck West where you’ll have the opportunity to hone your typography and illustration skills and expand your knowledge of design history. Learn and experience Chicago graffiti from some of Chicago’s own graffiti artists and designers. Both days of this event will be taking place remotely over Zoom.

Day 1: Workshop

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6–7:30pm

The first day of the workshop will begin with a presentation by Lewis Taylor and Luis Montenegro Ferrel on the history of graffiti, its evolution, and its key contributors, followed by a Q&A. Following this, attendees will spend an hour with experts who will demonstrate how to write in different graffiti styles, and then have the chance to create a graffiti typeface of their own.

Day 2: Virtual Field Trip

Friday, May 29, 2020, 6:30–8pm

During the second day of the workshop, attendees will be given a virtual walk-through of a prominent graffiti site in Chicago where they will learn about the history and intent behind the work. This will be a pre-recorded video by the workshop host.

Suggested materials list:

  • A pencil
  • Markers, at least 3 colors
  • Graphed notebook (purchase the $17 ticket level to have this provided by the Design Museum of Chicago)

 

Ticketing information:

Day 1: Workshop, $8.00
Sales end on May 28, 2020

Day 2: Field Trip, $8.00
Sales end on May 29, 2020

Full Workshop — Includes Graphed Notebook, $17.00
Sales end on May 23, 2020

Full Workshop — No Materials Included, $14.00
Sales end on May 28, 2020


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