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The Typography Workshop

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Mar 1st, 2013.
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    Source: http://www.thetypographyworkshop.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    A splash page that appears on first load.

    Celebrated UK printmaker Alan Kitching teaches a typography workshop using letterpress equipment. The website advertising the workshop is one of the better examples of the new-fangled parallax scrolling technique. All the course details are shown on a single page, with text in a clean grid overlaying the workshop title which is printed with a split fountain (sort of the letterpress version of a color gradient). The effect is engaging without the cumbersome and distracting gee-whizzery that so often accompanies parallax sites. It feels like the web equivalent of a tall letterpressed poster — wholly appropriate for the workshop.

    With his co-designers Jon Kielty and Ross Shaw, Kitching manages to make the slightly goofy Extra Bold Display weight of Gill Sans fit with a swashy Caslon Old Face in metal.

    The website was built by Luke Sturgeon.

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    • Gill Sans
    • Caslon Old Face
    • Verdana
    • Georgia

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