TypeParis 2019

  • Location
    Paris, France
  • Attendance
  • Travel

Type@Paris is a 5-week typeface design program, which started in 2015.

Over the course of the program, industry leaders will teach and mentor students in both traditional and modern craft techniques of typeface design.

Located in the center of Paris, students will be able to enjoy the culture of the city and will also receive access to historic materials at key libraries in the city. Renowned guest critics, will compliment the daily program with unique perspectives around typography and design.

Additionally, a series of talks will be organized (and open to the public) in parallel to the formal typography program. Various renowned designers as Erik van Blokland, Antonio Cavedoni, Nick Misani, Neil Summerour and Andrea Tinnes will be invited to share this opportunity to discuss the history, design, and the future of typography design.

The #typeparis19 programme will take place between 10 June 2019 and 13 July 2019.

The programme is in English and covers the learning of know-how in typeface design and calligraphy techniques, type history, and modern software practices. Attendees will gain knowledge through references and perspectives to help understand the key structure of letterforms. Like any creative discipline, type design is highly subjective, and whilst there are important principles that we teach in detail that should be followed, there is a lot of room for one’s own personal taste. To don’t miss the 14 March 2019 application deadline.


Attendees will leave the programme with the specialized skills to design professional high quality digital typefaces, lettering and logotypes. In recent years, even with no experience in type design, 80% of the attendees have designed more than one style and all have figured out how to design a family of typefaces to bring style to design projects. Check out the typefaces designed by the attendees as well the ones who received the diploma with distinction!

The attendees came from all over the world! Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Latvia, Lebanon, Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States. See the results of #typeparis18 projects on typeparis.com/people and read the reports on their News section!


During this period, several visits have been arranged to see notable french institutions and discover the immense and fascinating history of type, including the collections at Bibliothèque Nationale, Bibliothèque Mazarine, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Musée de l’Imprimerie and Musée Gallo Romain in Lyon, etc.


€ 4600 tuition-fees cover the programme, complimentary licenses of type design applications, graphic design equipment and related visits for 5 weeks. The programme is limited to 15 participants in order to guarantee a quality of teaching. Your daily presence is required for the validation of the programme certificate.


Each Thursday in Paris we will organize the #tptalks19 at Le Tank. Our free talks are open to the public and streamed live to the world. The amazing evenings involve two speakers and one facilitator. A tote-bag full of typographic goodies is given to all attendees! The evenings run late with conversation, food and drinks.


  • Xavier Dupré
  • Jean François Porchez (founder of TypeParis)
  • Mathieu Réguer
  • Marc Rouault
  • Erik van Blokland
  • Antonio Cavedoni
  • Nick Misani
  • Neil Summerour
  • Andrea Tinnes
  • Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
  • Georg Seifer

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