TypeLab is a typography-focused alternative learning and experimentation platform at Sandberg Instituut.

TypeLab aims to create an open, accessible, and inclusive space for knowledge and skill-sharing between Sandberg Instituut/Gerrit Rietveld students and the outside world in the shape of workshops, discussions, and consultations.

Believing in the necessity for inclusive learning and open knowledge, all events and activities will be archived and documented on online platforms, in order to open-source education to all Type fanatics inside and outside the school.

TypeLab is managed by Mohamed Gaber and Farah Fayyad as part of PUB, a trans-departmental initiative founded and run by Sandberg students with the hopes of establishing collaborative publishing practices at the university.


Mohamed Gaber
Farah Fayyad


Sandberg Instituut

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Asemic writing workshop
2 Apr

Asemic writing is a wordless, open semantic form of writing that is international in its mission. The word asemic means "having no specific semantic content", or "without the smallest unit of meaning". With the non-specificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning, which is left for the reader to fill in and interpret. The secret is that asemic writing is a shadow, impression, and abstraction of conventional writing. It uses the constraints of writerly gestures and the full developments of abstract art to divulge its main purpose: total freedom beyond literary expression. The subcultural movement surrounding asemic writing is international because the creators of asemic works live all over the world.


During the workshop, the participants were introduced to the technicalities of lettering, mixing between the use of digital tools and tools making, inviting the participants to use objects and tools from the surroundings mixed with ink as a tool of making. Following a session of sketching and drawing, we introduced a simple introduction to the font-making app Glyphs and we started a process of making an actual digital font using the asemic shapes created by the participants.

More here: https://gue3bara.github.io/TypoFiction/

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