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Laura Worthington, Script Designer Extraordinaire




Using Swash Characters


>> Chalk One Up for Inspiration


Controlling the Formatting of Imported Text

>> Stuff for Designers + Typophiles

>> Bring Gourmet Typography to your company or school 


Laura Worthington, Script Designer Extraordinaire

Scripts have become some of the most popular typestyles in use today. They can be seen on everything from book covers and magazines, to ads, invitations, and logos, as well as web sites and other digital media. One of the most accomplished and prolific designers of these decorative, expressive typefaces is Laura Worthington. Read on...


Using Swash Characters


Swash characters are those with embellishments that extend off the standard character. A swash character is usually, but not always, an alternate to the regular, unadorned default letterform. More and more typefaces are designed with swash characters, thanks to the expanded character capacity of OpenType technology. Read on...



Chalk One Up for Inspiration

Chalkboard art and typography is quite the rage these days. Even so, it is still fresh and exciting enough to stimulate one's creativity and to make one question how it is done, and if anyone (even you and I?!) can do it. Check out this article for some clever suggestions as well as several juicy links to inspire any designer, and get you on your way to creating your own chalkboard art. Check it out...


Controlling the Formatting of Imported Text 

You've probably seen it happen when you copy and paste text from a web page or another document: The text pastes with the formatting from the document you copied from, so the text formatting doesn't match the document you pasted into. Is there a better way? Yes there is! Read on...


Stuff for Designers + Typophiles

TYPOGRAPHY SHOP is a fun destination for typographic gear and themes addressing the design and advertising industry. Broadcast your love of type to the world, with t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, and posters which will appeal to every typophile. Check it out...


Bring Gourmet Typography to your company, school or organization! 

The Type Studio offers Gourmet Typography Training, a customized series of workshops and seminars on all aspects of typography for graphic designers, type designers and visual communicators of all levels.


Gourmet Typography Training teaches and demonstrates the expert-level typographic skills and aesthetics that are rarely taught in schools or fully understood by professionals. Fill in the gaps in your typographic know-how and learn how to "see" type like you've never seen it before.


Training workshops are customized for groups of any size and designed to fit your specific needs. Sessions are scheduled for your convenience - daytime, evenings or weekends. We will design a program customized for your particular requirements.


These are some of the groups that The Type Studio has worked with:


AIGA Boston
AIGA Philadelphia
AIGA Atlanta
AIGA Orlando
TDC (Type Directors Club)
Time Inc. | Essence Magazine
Hachette | Grand Central Publishing
Toll Brothers
Hagerty Insurance
SAS Analytics
Whole Foods
Harlequin Books
Integrated Marketing
GO Transit | Toronto
Nationwide Insurance
London Life
Alliance Atlantis
RGD Ontario
HOW Design Conference
UCDA Conference

Read more about onsite training here: 


Let us know if your group is interested. For more info, email or call me at 203.227.5929. Ilene

"If there is one word to describe your workshop, that word is awesome! Thanks for remind me that typography is not just interesting but fun. I really admire your passion for your's contagious!" 


"Your down-to-earth approach to type made the session breezy and fun, and I couldn't help but visually re-spacing all the headlines I had the time to linger on during my bumper-to-bumper drive back to home. Thanks again for reigniting my spark for type!" 


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smart typographic conventions in this emailing, including smart quotes, en and em dashes. This is due to the limitations of the email marketing service currently being used.