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British Higher School – Visual Communications Intensive: Day 2

Mitja Harshak came to us from St. Petersburg to talk about Font Archaeology
Митя Харшак
Митя Харшак

Митя Харшак

Then we got a task to find forms, fonts and letters in the city environment and develop font on their basis. Note for future students: it’s better have your own camera and laptop than use those provided by school. I began to roam around the neighborhood:
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Аnd then I found it:
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And started to draw sketches for my future font:
Митя Харшак

After that there was lunch time and we went to Novozhilov cafe.
The second part of the day we talked about patterns with Dmitry Chernogayev:
Дмитрий Черногаев
Дмитрий Черногаев
Дмитрий Черногаев
Дмитрий Черногаев
In the evening Alena Sokolnikova came to talk about trends and directions in Graphic design
Алена Сокольникова
trend map

British Higher School – Visual Communications Intensive: Day 1

The British Higher School of Art and Design is one of the most advanced design educational centers in Russia, located at Artplay Design Center, Moscow.
British Higher School of Art and Design
I took a course in Visual communication which lasted for 9 days.
First day I arrived in advance to look around, find the school and a cafe for a lunch and just feel the atmosphere around.
The British Higher School of Art and Design
Our classroom is in the building 2A on the 4th floor
The British Higher School of Art and Design
Class time. I grabbed a sit in a first row to better see and hear our curator Dmitry Chernogayev.
Дмитрий Черногаев
Classes began at 11 with the theoretical part. We talked about Form & Counterform
The British Higher School of Art and Design

1 work= 1 idea
The British Higher School of Art and Design

We talked about rhythm
rhythm

About movement and static
The British Higher School of Art and Design

About color
The British Higher School of Art and Design

About contrast and nuance
contrast and nuance

We had a practice after the brake – to draw a “AB” logo in 20 minutes.
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Then Dmitry talked about typography
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We had the second practice to draw a logo for your neighbor
Черногаев Дмитрий

At the end of the day there was a practice work with Leonid Slavin. Quick tasks to draw phrases and feelings (I do not love you anymore, the soul of the company, etc.)
Леонид Славин