Come Make Art

On Sunday, May 5th, the Children’s Museum of the Arts hosted its annual Spring Benefit: a fun-filled day of collaborative art-making between children and art professionals.

Base was invited to host a type workshop with the help of our very own Wael Morcos and designer Jonathan Key. The children—aged three to nine—were asked to interpret the work of Henry Matisse and Franz Kline using paint or letter cutouts. The results were then collected and digitized into two working typefaces: one for Matisse and another for Kline. These fonts were then returned to the museum for the participating children to use.

Artists often endeavor to draw like a child—with an incomparable purity of expression. But it’s a thrill to think that we can now type like them too. The Spring Benefit was a huge success, and we look forward to many more to come!