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Studying and Reproducing typeface in 1930's Shanghai

  • TCDC Chiang Mai Thailand (map)

with Yi Dan Wu
Available slots : 15

Shanghai is playing a critical role in social and economic development in China. During the 1930s, the fast development of commerce and manufacture, as well as the movement of promoting “National or Chinese goods”, putting the development of local art and design, publishing and printing business to its peak in Shanghai. Typeface design also got great development. Influenced by western Art deco style, by incorporating geometric shapes into Chinese character designs, the 1930s Shanghainese typefaces emerged. The 1930s Shanghainese typefaces were widely used in many occasions such as Billboard, product packaging and advertisements by then, also acting as a bridge between old cultural heritage and new modern industrial city.

The workshop is mainly for people who are interested in understanding the fundamentals of Chinese typography, combining a presentation on “1930s Shanghainese typefaces”, and practice of crafting few characters and digitalizing them.

Bring your Laptop.

NOTE: Only BITS9 tickets holder who attend this workshop.
Contact directly at for booking a workshop.

Earlier Event: October 11
TypeWalk: Wat Ket & Waroros Market