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Prof. Mathew Kurien

Expressive Typography Workshop by Professor James Craig

Professor James Craig conducted an extensive workshop of three days on 3rd, 4th and 5th March 2014 with MITID™ Graphic Design students on Expressive Typography. There were projects related to visually enhanced quotation, experimental typography and personal poster
The assignments were to demonstrate how a simple quotation can be typographically enhanced to express core meaning of sentiment. Students experimented typography where the basic motive was to expand their imagination by creating a free form design. Lastly students made their own personal poster to make a graphic statement about themselves by combing personal images
The workshop has enriched our students with exuberant experience and valuable feedback from James and made them understand how to use typography with more sensitivity. The workshop was assisted by Shakti Banerjee and Rajendre Thakre.

About James Craig

Prof. James Craig, a well-known author of books on graphic design, was born in Montreal, Canada. He studied fine arts in Montreal and Paris before immigrating to the United States. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale University. Now semi-retired, Mr. Craig was the Design Director for Watson-Guptill Publications and is a member of the New York Art Directors Club, Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), Type Directors Club (TDC), Typophiles, and a past member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). After thirty years he recently retired from teaching typography at The Cooper Union, but continues to lecture widely.Some of his books such as Basic Typography Design Manual, Designing with type, working with Graphic designers & Thirty centuries of Graphic Design are recommended for every Graphic design students worldwide.