Typ09 Mexico City

Speaker details

John Downer

Sign painter and type designer Voltage Inc | USA

John Downer is a sign painter and type designer who resides in Iowa City. He occasionally writes essays about hand lettering and type history. His debut text typeface was Bitstream Iowan Old Style, published in 1991, with additions in 2001. Some of his other typefaces have been released by Emigre, The Font Bureau, House Industries and Design Lab.

Presentation details

Big, Bold, Bright

Workshop 39 | Room Anahuac room 8
Friday 30 October | 10:00 – 13:00

Duration: 180 minutes

Using paint brushes and paint rollers, we will create a colorful, dynamic piece of large lettering. The style will be more typographic than common graffiti, but it will be eye-catching and vibrant. Attendees will be invited to help with the painting. No scaffold will be required. Just a bare wall. Nontoxic paints only.

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