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Come to a Typographic Swearing Workshop on Valentine’s Day

Would you like an alternative way to spend Valentine’s Day? Come along to an online Typographic Swearing Workshop and get creative.

THIS IS NOT A DATE—everybody’s welcome. This is an antidote to all the gooey cuteness of Valentine’s Day.

This is a typographically fun and rebelliously creative workshop where you can vent some frustration using fonts. Learn about rebellious typography through history. Explore the sounds that make swear words so satisfying. Subvert lettering to create your own typographic profanities. Suitable for all, no experience needed and you can join this virtual session from anywhere in the world.

Join Why Fonts Matter author Sarah Hyndman to celebrate eight years of Type Tasting. The venture was launched on Valentine’s Day 2013 with a boozy evening of typographic swearing and cursing for friends, clients and journalists in the Type Tasting studio in an old chocolate factory in East London.

Typographic Swearing Workshop
An alternative Valentine’s Day activity
Sunday 14th February
4pm (GMT)

£9 / £7* per person
Earlybird ticket £5 (available until 31st January)
*Students and those financially impacted by Covid-19.
Book the live workshop now

Recording only £5 (available after the live workshop has ended until 21st February)
Book the recording now

Schedule
4pm: Scribbling warmup to a Spotify playlist
4.15pm to 5.15pm: Workshop
5.15pm to 5.30pm: Show your work and chat (live Zoom workshop only)

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Happy 8th birthday Type Tasting.

Workshop: Typographic swearing ’n’ cursing

By Sarah Hyndman

Workshop: Typographic Swearing ’n’ Cussing
An antidote to all the over-the-top sentimentality that has become Valentine’s Day.

Learn about the history of typographic protest, and how a typeface can subvert a word. Explore different types of swearing, from random streams of consciousness, visual onomatopoeia, to absurd phrases and aimed verbal tirades. Create your own typographic profanities in a social setting with good conversation.

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