Filipinas Heritage Library presents
The Reader as Designer
A two-day book design workshop with Karl Castro
May 23 and 30, 2016 | 10AM to 4PM
Ideal for students and creative professionals.
Registration fee is P6,500 (P5,500 for early birds until May 2).
Deadline of registration is on May 21, 2016. Limited slots only.
INVITATION FROM THE FACILITATOR
The global trend is to go digital. UI and UX are the new frontiers. So why take a workshop on designing old, musty, boring things like books?
First, books aren’t boring. Or at least, not always. If you hate books, you can stop reading here.
This workshop is not for you.
Second, book design is challenging. You have to know how to balance the various interests at stake in the making of the book, and still be able to assert your own artistic voice. It is hard. And if you’re a lazy person who’s not up for a challenge, you can also stop reading here. This workshop is not for you.
So, who should take this class?
This workshop is for those who love to read. Reading is an essential skill in book design: you will have to read texts, as much as you will people and situations. This will be a valuable tool applicable in many fields, even for non-designers.
This workshop is also for those who love design. Here, you will learn that design is not just making things pretty. Design is solving problems unique to each project while working within its limitations. Design is also locating your work in particular traditions or schools of thought, making the necessary cultural references, and translating your worldview into tangible design gestures. Sounds complicated? We’ll discuss in the workshop.
What does it take to be a good book designer? How do I visualize a text? Why is my design so baduy? What the hell is a ligature? And who is Karl Castro anyway, why should I listen to him?! These and other interesting questions, we will tackle in the workshop. You’re never too young or too old to start talking about these things; everyone is welcome. Let’s make better books.
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NOTE: Lectures and workshop sessions at the venue. Participants will be given homework assignments to accomplish. The workshop will not teach you how to operate desktop publishing software.
However, you must know how to use your preferred graphic design software, whether it be
Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Word, to render the design assignment.
For inquires and registration:
CALL:754 8288 loc 45 or 36.
To learn more about Karl Castro’s work, visit www.karlcastro.com or follow @karlfmcastro on Instagram.