The Visual Communication Design programme at Aalto University (VCD) is an international learn- ing community committed to investigating new modes of action within visual communication. This archive was established in 2020 as a means to document and share the activity and work of the programme.

Glyph Drawing Club Workshop: Zine



The Glyph Drawing Club Workshop zine is the result of a week-long modular type design & illustration workshop. All letterings, illustrations and patterns in this zine are made with Glyph Drawing Club, a versatile online text art and modular design editor. The editor is inspired by the limitations and possibilities of old school ASCII art editors, but brought to modern times; the editor is based on an adjustable grid into which typographic symbols (glyphs) can be inserted from any font. The work in this zine is done with a modular type system called “Tesserae 4×4”, which is a large collection of square tiles decorated with a variety of patterns that can be rotated, mirrored, inverted and colorised. Visit to make your own creation.



Saara Majanne

Elisabeth Vesanto

Ulla Kokki

Jenna Ervasti

Akseli Manner

Punit J. Hiremath

Reishabh Kailey

Johanna Karjalainen

Julia Soloveva


[Workshop host]

Heikki Lotvonen