Hand-drawn typography this weekend with The MVA and Northern Spark

Don’t know what you’re doing this weekend? We figured it out part of it for you.

9AM–12:30PM: The MVA Studio for “The Illustrated Letter”

Illustration by Zachary Keenan

Illustration by Zachary Keenan

We still have some spots left for our first workshop at The MVA Studio’s sunny workspace in NE Minneapolisa morning of hand-drawn type exploration with MVA partner and MCAD faculty Zachary Keenan (Namdev will be on TA/hype-man duties). Zach’s work has been seen in Mike Perry’s best-selling Hand Job: A Catalog of Type, on advertising for the Star Tribune and Vita.MN, and on his ever updated Tumblr.

Registration is $75 (save $10 each if you sign up with a friend or bundle it with Namdev’s Experimental Alphabets workshop on 6/28) and includes coffee and pastries. Sign up now.

10–11PM: Public Acts of Drawing at Northern Spark

Mock-up of the Public Acts of Drawing projection

Mock-up of the Public Acts of Drawing projection

You’re probably going to Northern Spark anyway, right? From 10–11PM, Namdev and Zach will join our friends in Makeshit and anyone else who walks by to produce a collaborative typographic drawing to be projected 9 stories high on the Hotel Ivy in Downtown Minneapolis. Namdev will be hauling out his crate of Letraset to put the final nail in the coffin of his 2001 Ebay-haul. For the full night of Public Acts of Drawing programming, vist Makeshit.

Namdev’s ever-dwindling stash of rub-down lettering will be yours for the abusing at Northern Spark

Namdev’s ever-dwindling stash of rub-down lettering will be yours for the abusing at Northern Spark

Let’s make some words together.