Letters in the Third Dimension

Workshop: Nomadic Traces Creative Weekend

21 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019

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Instructor: Rasha Dakkak, Graphic Designer

This two-day workshop is an invitation to break out of the two-dimensional space of lettering and explore the use of three-dimensional typography to expand communication. Through a series of hands-on experiments, it will introduce participants to the expressive promises of three dimensional typography by incorporating the physical aspect of letterforms, while also considering its potential impact on reading and interpretation.

Session 1 (June 21):
Following an introduction that presents case studies on three-dimensional typography, participants will then begin developing two-dimensional sketches.

Session 2 (June 22):
Participants will learn strategies to transform their two-dimensional sketches into three-dimensional forms.

All materials provided.

Please register on the Warehouse421 site (click here)


Instructor: Rasha Dakkak

Rasha Dakkak is a Palestinian a multidisciplinary designer and researcher based in Abu Dhabi. She holds a joint Masters degree: a Master of Advanced Studies in Graphic Design from the Basel School of Design and a Master of Design from the University of Illinois Chicago (2016). She received her Bachelor in Visual Communication from the American University of Sharjah (2011). Her creative output ranges from editorial design to identities and 3D objects. In 2018, she co-founded Bayn Journal, and co-edited and designed its inaugural issue, with the intention of fostering a wider and more situated perspective on graphic design discourse in the region. Dakkak’s work has been featured in several professional publications including AIGA Eye on Design (2018), Domus Germany (2018), and Wallpaper* (2014). She has exhibited at the Salone del Mobile in Milan (2012), Amman Design Week (2017), Dubai Design Week (2017), Weltformat Graphic Design Festival in Lucerne (2018), and Fikra Graphic Design Biennial in Sharjah (2018).