Type@Cooper - Drawing for Interpolation

Drawing for Interpolation

with Andy Clymer

Sun., Jun. 17
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: On campus

Only a few places will be available for this workshop. Please write to type@cooper.edu confirm that you are qualified to register for this workshop. It is an advanced level.

Interpolation is a process most commonly used to create intermediate styles within a family of type (draw the “Light” and “Bold” weights and get a blend of the “Medium” for free), and it’s the backbone for how the new class of Variable Fonts function. Few techniques offer more benefit to the type designer than knowing how to construct drawings in a way that anticipates how they might need to work for interpolation. This one-day workshop will cover what you need to know about constructing outlines for interpolation, planning a design space of masters to draw, and will take a low-level look at how points move while interpolating.

    Required Materials

  • Basic drawing skills are required, in the font editor of your choice (RoboFont, Glyphs, or FontLab Studio).
  • laptop with font editor software installed

Instructor: Andy Clymer

Drawing for Interpolation
Andy Clymer is a typeface designer and developer at H&Co. 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&Co where he contributes both to the design of retail and custom typefaces and to the software that helps produce them. Since joining H&Co in 2005, Andy has worked on Vitesse, Forza, Ideal Sans, and more recently, spearheaded Operator and Obsidian.

• Andy Clymer
• Hoefler&Co.