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Type Design Workshop for Students of Visual Communication

24 October – 30 October 2011
FreeDom Gallery, Bahon, Slovak Republic 

International typography workshop for students of visual communication in rural environment of Bahon. TypoTopo is a continuation of successful workshop “Rural Poster” in 2009 and will explore surfaces, communications and objects in real environment of Bahon as an inspiration for newly created typography and fonts. Public lectures and exhibition will be available free of charge.

Programme for public:

TypoTopo Talks – typography lectures – Thursday, 27 October 2011, 3 – 8 PM, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Hviezdoslavovo námestie 18, Bratislava, room 135. Lectures in English.

Exhibition and party – Saturday, 29 October 2011, 5 PM, FreeDom Gallery in Báhoň (A. Hlinku 4). Exhibition will show workshop results – lettering, fonts, specimens, calligraphy.

Workshop facilitators:

Áron Jancsó (HU) web
Ondrej Jób (SK) web
Ján Filípek (SK) web

TypoTopo theme:

As the title implies, the workshop will look at the relation between typography and topography. We don’t want people to simply redraw images/objects using a computer. Rather, students will search for inspiration in topography (however this is interpreted) and apply it to type design.
The workshop will give students an opportunity to learn the basics of drawing fonts, correctly drawing Bézier curves, spot and fix optical mistakes, sketch type, work in Fontlab and advance their skills to create a usable working font.

Ján & Ondrej

Satelit TTT Opening

Link to more pictures from TypoTopoTour (SK) opening at the Satelit Gallery in Bratislava, 22 november 2011.

TypoTopoTour (SK)

Slovak Design Center & POSTER Cordially invites you to the exhibition TypoTopo Tour + TALX loop 23 – 27 November 2011 Opening:  22 November 2011 at 5PM Curated by Robert Parso, Poster Association The exhibition and information point SCD SATELIT Dobrovičova 3, Bratislava Open daily except Mondays from 13.00 to 18.00 hrs. Free admission.    

TypoTopo in FreeDom has finished

Workshop TypoTopo we finished by the exhibition of created fonts and a party with dancing and sitting by the fire. I want to thank the students for focusing on work, a lecturers for professional and personal approach and TypoTopoTeam for professional organization and creating a pleasant and familiar environment. The results of the workshop will be presented on the … Continue reading

TypoTopo runs

TypoTopo runs for the second day. Everything is OK, only if it was not raining.


TypoTopo workshop page was visited by 2774 visitors for the past 14 days, they did 7763 page views. 39 students (8 PL, 10 CZ, 11 SK, 8 HU, 1 LT, 1 SI) submitted application to the workshop. Two other students did not qualify, or cancel their application.

Registration finished

Thank you for your application to TypoTopo workshop. The announcement attracted interest of a number of creative individuals making it difficult to choose the best students. We will complete the review of all applications and portfolios and inform you about … Continue reading

PR support of TypoTopo

Information and promotional materials of TypoTopo workshop for participants and journalists are at the PRESS page.


Workshop media partner is DESIGNBY.sk / Slovak Design Portal.

SDC web

  SDC web has published Call for Students!        

Maps on the website

For your better orientation we have added some maps to the website.  

Registration started

To facilitate communication and registration of students at the TypoTopo workshop we created the Online Registration Form. Please note, deadline is midnight on 12 October 2011.

Call 4 Students

We invite students to participate in the workshop TypoTopo. For more information, conditions of participation and Entry form visit multitalent.in/typotopo.

TypoTopo in Bahon newspapers

The advertisment of TypoTopo, with the invitation to lectures and exhibition is going to be issued in Bahon newspapers 2 2011. PDF 140 KB

TypoTopo in Designum 4 2011

The advertisment of TypoTopo, with the invitation to lectures and exhibition is going to be issued in Designum magazine 4 2011. PDF 500KB

TypoTopo workshop in preparation

Alongside other work we develop activities in civic associations Poster. In October the gallery FreeDom will be held International Typographic workshop TypoTopo. We have setup facebook and our own pages as well.