Building on the experience of our past educational programming at ACT Festival, Resonate, and Circle of Light, CAN has partnered to launch a new initiative in Toronto this August. Our first North American event, A-B-Z-TXT is a school for 21st century typography.
Education and knowledge exchange are keen interests of ours here at CAN; while sharing tutorials on the web is great, a focused workshop is definitely the best way to kickstart skills development. We are excited to announce our participation in A-B-Z-TXT, a four-day immersive typography school (for professionals and recent graduates) taking place August 18th-21st in Toronto. Arriving with some fanfare, A-B-Z-TXT proclaims “in the 21st century, it takes courage to release new typographic species. We must resist trends. We must embrace the history of typography, language and literature. We must experiment with new thinking, tools, and techniques.” These approaches for exploring the present (and future) of type will be catalyzed through “hands-on masterclasses, geeky lectures, group discussions, and far too much caffeine.” So, without further ado, here is some info about the guest instructors.