Thai workshop, Granshan 2014

Learning about variation in Thai typestyles

Learning about variation in Thai typestyles

At this year’s Granshan Conference in Munich, I facilitated a workshop about designing Thai typefaces. We started with an introduction to the alphabet and how the letters combine to produce syllables, then went onto a matching exercise to teach participant about the different ways the Thai letters are handled in different typestyles. After lunch there was the opportunity to practise writing the Thai letters, try some different ideas and digitise the work.

Learning to see the ways letters change between different typestyles.

Learning to see the ways letters change between different typestyles.

Practising writing the Thai letters with a simple primer and help from a couple of friendly Thai people :-)

Practising writing the Thai letters with a simple primer and help from a couple of friendly Thai people :-)

Practising a variety of different letterforms to understand the commonalities.

Practising a variety of different letterforms to understand the commonalities.

 

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