Rapid Application/Portfolio for entry to Reading University's Type Design Program

ebensorkin's picture

I am in the middle of making a rapid Application/Portfolio for entry to Reading University's Type Design Program. If anybody has any advice they want to give me I am all ears. Feel free to comment here or to contact me offline. I am typing typing typing.

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Antonio Cavedoni's picture

As I said in my mail, I’ve been encouraged by Gerry to also detail my personal typographic research and interests as part of my application for Reading. He told me one of the most important criteria the MATD steering committee is looking for in people applying to enter the MATD is intellectual curiosity. I tried to fit as much of my past few years of work into my portfolio: apparently it worked!

jshen's picture

They also like to see that you have experience typesetting projects with a lot of text. People tend to leave these projects out of their portfolios because they're not the glamourous jobs, but at Reading you will be expected to design a typeface that works in text, so the ability to handle text typography is a plus. Good luck Eben.

dezcom's picture

Best wishes on your new endeavor, Eben! I wish I were young enough to give Reading a go myself.

ChrisL

Miss Tiffany's picture

Pfft. Stop being such an ageist Dez!! ;^)

ebensorkin's picture

What Tiff said! Juliet, thanks for that!

dezcom's picture

as I sheepishly shuffle off to my seniors home...

ChrisL

Miss Tiffany's picture

@Dezcom: You did it again! :^P

@Eben: I'll agree with Antonio and Juliet. You've got both so make sure you include as much as you can.

ebensorkin's picture

Thanks for the additional advice. I am almost done with my text. Layout is next.

As far as longer texts, happily I did design a short run literary Magazine out of Montreal recently. It's called Snafu Anthology. (The type used is P22 LTC Caslon Long Pro, - Viva P22! )

The bad news is they can't seem to get me photos of it which is slightly maddening because they say it is selling well and looks quite good! At least I have the InD files...

aluminum's picture

Tape a $100 bill to the back of the application.

blank's picture

Tape a $100 bill to the back of the application.

I’m pretty sure that the Brits would find that insulting given what $100 is worth in the land of the Pound Sterling.

ebensorkin's picture

Chuckles under his breath...

Okay, that's just silly... But funny. :-)

david h's picture

> I am typing typing typing.

don't rush :^)

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Pedro Leal's picture

I don't have many suggestions, since I'm also making my own portfolio.
It seams that you already have some good advices there! Any way just to wish you good luck!

Update: added good

aluminum's picture

James...OUCH! Good burn. ;o)

ebensorkin's picture

David, Thanks I will correct that! Actually, I found 3-4 others the other day too.

blank's picture

And on a serious note, congrats to those of you even applying to Reading. Hopefully I’ll get there in a few years.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Save your briberies for key moments. ;^) Applying, not key. Essay deliver, key.

(Totally joking.)

dan_reynolds's picture

With apologies to Tiff'…

Save your briberies for key moments. Essay delivery, not key. The night before your Essay is graded, key. ;^)

(Maybe try buying your instructor $100 worth of whiskey though, instead of using the cash itself.)

Choz Cunningham's picture

Best of luck, Eben, you've got the passion and the mind. I always look forward to your output!

C ! .~

ebensorkin's picture

Thanks Choz!

ebensorkin's picture

Well, it's all in now I think. Thanks again for your support! Cheers!

dezcom's picture

Let us know when you get the acceptance letter!

ChrisL

ebensorkin's picture

Here's hoping your confidence isn't misplaced!

ebensorkin's picture

Ahhhhh. I am in. :-)

jupiterboy's picture

I don’t know if that is application or acceptance but congratulations.

dezcom's picture

Go for it, Eben! Congrats AGAIN!

ChrisL

Miss Tiffany's picture

As Don Corleone would say, "Welcome to the family." ;^)

William Berkson's picture

All the best, Eben. Everyone sounds like they have a great time there, and learn a lot.

ebensorkin's picture

Re: Family

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKR3QU3dB0M

Hee hee

Thanks Bill!

Antonio Cavedoni's picture

Great stuff!

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