La Perruque organizes talks about unorthodox typography and gives workshops to learn more about non-standard formats and printing.

Talks

Every two years, La Perruque invites its contributors to share their typography design practices during convivial events in Brussels. They are also an occasion for the magazine to exhibit all of its issues.

Typographic talks #1

04.2016, Atelier Bek, Brussels. With Raphaël Bastide, Axel Benassis, Olivier Bertrand, Justin Bihan, Alex Chavot and Olivier Lebrun.

Typographic talks #2

04.2017, Atelier Bek, Brussels. With Alice Jauneau, Yoann Minet, We.ch and Laurence Soens (Cassochrome).

Typographic talks #3

04.2019, Maison du livre, Brussels. With Roxane Gataud, Clément Le Tulle-Neyret, Laurent Müller and Julien Vallet.

Workshops

La Perruque makes available its non-standard format to allow students and graphic designers to experiment with it. As a strong constraint, the non-standard 1 × 90 cm-long format can be a powerful pedagogic tool for graphic design education.

Atelier de typographie @ La Cambre

11.2018, La Cambre, Brussels. With Master 1 students of Atelier de typographie

On the occasion of a workshop at La Cambre visual arts school, a team of Lunarians has taken over the fifteenth issue of La Perruque. Students from different sections (design, graphic communication, typography, animation) have collectively designed Julien Vallet’s font, Mange-pierre. Under the cover of a spatial mission to the Moon (let’s call it Apollo 15), they explore typographic stakes within a cartographic context, offering a utopian application of variable font technology for an essentially typographic map design, made out of “mountain-letters, ocean-ligatures, and river-punctuations.”

While the printed specimen maps a single longitude of the lunar circumference, many other appropriations of Julien Vallet’s font seek to cover the remaining surface of the satellite. All of those (a video mapping, an extended documentation, an animated specimen, and the design of a bespoke exhibition apparatus) reveal and put the author’s typographic intentions to the test. They were shown at Los Atlas artist-run place, Brussels, during the launch of the issue on March 22, 2019, a full-moon day.

Non-standard type specimens @ Fig. Festival

02.2020, Fig. graphic design festival, Liège.

Workshop participants were invited to edit and design one of the magazine issues: the specimen of Correspondance, a font by Radim Peško. By designing the content and the form, they had to interpret the conceptual foundations and the graphic features of this font. At the same time, they had to find graphic ways to show the characteristics of the typeface.

This special issue, designed in the context of Fig. will be released by the end of 2020.

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