“The Tools you choose influence your creative process” —Erik van Blokland, The Hague, 2009
Robofont is a type design application made by a designer for designers. Frederik Berlaen, type designer, programmer and developer of Robofont, will introduce the application as both a drawing tool and a platform where your design and creative process is decisive. During the two day course, students will learn to adopt Robofont as their font editor of choice and extend it with small tools. Students receive the one-year-for-free student license for Robofont to experiment and build into their own workflow.
- Mac with OS 10.6+
Not required but super handy:
- A bit of scripting knowledge
- Your own fonts
About Frederik Berlaen
Frederik Berlaen is a Belgian type designer and programmer working independently as TypeMyType. He obtained a Master of Design degree in graphic design at Sint-Lucas Ghent Belgium and a Master of Design degree in type design at the Type & Media postgraduate course at the KABK, The Hague. His final project was not a type family but an application which studies the broad nib and pointed pen, called KalliCulator. He has released fonts at Ourtype and applications such as RoundingUFO and UFOstretch.
About Andy Clymer
Andy Clymer is a typeface designer and developer at Hoefler & Frere-Jones. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from San Diego State University and a Master of Design degree in type design from the Type & Media postgraduate course at the Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Art) in The Hague, Netherlands. While in The Hague, Andy was influenced heavily by the notion that type designers have had for centuries of building one’s own tools for the job — mechanical bits and pieces, historically, and now bits and pieces of software. This carries through into his role at H&FJ where he contributes both to the design of retail and custom typefaces and to the software that helps produce them.