Soe Lin Post
Saturday, Oct. 15
Pendleton West Rm 209
Registration opens Monday, Oct. 3 @ 12:00am
In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of typography—the letter, the text and the grid. Through a series of creative, hands on exercises (without using computers), you will explore ways to express your ideas typographically. You will gain essential typographic skills that can be applied to any and every form of visual communication—whether they be silkscreen, letterpress or digital posters/ postcards, or layouts created in any electronic applications, or by hand. You will also acquire resources to continue exploring the aesthetic and the function of typefaces. The workshop aims to inspire you to use typography that is not only beautiful to look at, but also communicates more effectively.
Typefaces are the foundation of visual communication and graphic design. A designer must carefully craft typographic forms to create what they are meant to do—to convey meaning. Just as an architect must choose the right materials to make a house stand, a graphic designer must understand typography to communicate effectively.Through better understanding of typography, a designer will be able to create balance between beauty and function of typefaces. Beauty will attract the attention of the intended viewer, enticing the viewer to read; it is only when the reader reads the text, the meaning is conveyed.
Soe Lin Post is a recent addition to the Wellesley College community, where he is the Director of Design in Communications & Public Affairs. Prior to coming to Wellesley College, he was a user interface, interactive artist for MTV Games/Harmonix Music Systems, known for developing Guitar Hero and Rock Band games. He has also worked as a senior graphic designer, specializing in branding, packaging and print design. Soe Lin devoted three intensive years exploring and studying the relationship between sound, music and typography at the Rhode Island School of Design where he received an M.F.A. in Graphic Design. He has also taught graphic design courses and regularly visits RISD as a guest critic for the graphic design program at RISD.