Workshop at KISD, Köln International School of Design: “Letters in Ice”. During the course, students had to work with type on very different levels: First, developing a lettering style in sketches and designing a digital character set with the program “Glyphs”. Second, carving 3-dimensional prototypes out of wood, soap or other soft materials and using them to make silicone moulds to cast ice letters. This step resembled the practice of punch cutting and type casting in the early days of book printing. Finally, the results had to be photographed and used in the design of a winter-related event poster. The course took place in Cologne in January. But Cologne winters are not Finnish winters, so the freezer was an indispensable component of the course.