Advanced Typography Workshops in Quarantine


The argument is always that design isn’t about saving lives. Some people argue for its importance, for example with the historical example of poorly-designed election ballots causing American voters to be confused enough to vote for the wrong party or candidate. Teaching typography during the pandemic puts an interesting lens on it. In one sense it is the least of our worries, but historically it has been so important that it must not be allowed to gather dust.


Thomas Girard
Alumnus, Graduate Liberal Studies, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada


Presentation Type

Focused Discussion


Pedagogies of the Arts


Art, Design, Typography, Teaching, Writing, Non-fiction, Genres, Lectures, Speaking