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Collecting a thousand manuscripts to develop a new typeface.

Rob Lipsius

When was the last time you wrote something by hand? During the celebration of 1000 years of monastic life in Brabant, Graphic Matters challenges you to do typical monk's work.

Turn your handwriting on paper into a font for your screen.

In mediaeval scriptoria, monks had a day's work transcribing texts. In order to make texts easy to read and understand, they devised punctuation, illustrations and fonts.

In the Scriptorium, you will create a digital font based on your handwriting. Use a pen, brush, marker, quill or other writing utensils. Make it your own special letters!

The font can be downloaded afterwards and used on your own laptop.

From all the letters written in the Scriptorium, the designers of Autobahn will develop a new typeface for the street paper Sammy.

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About Graphic Matters

Graphic images are everywhere in our physical and digital environment. They help determine how we see the world and how we behave. We don't always realize that graphic designers help us.
They depict pressing issues so we can grasp them quickly. Graphic design matters. With exhibitions, lectures and workshops Graphic Matters makes you reflect on the importance of visual culture in our society.

Rob Lipsius

Rob Lipsius

Joost van Asch

Centre area, Sint Catharinakerk, Catharinaplein 1 , Map No. C18
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Wheelchair accessible
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