Type@Cooper - Interpolation


with Andy Clymer

Mon., Jun. 03 – Mon., Jun. 03, 2013
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: New Academic Building

Interpolating two or more font masters to create intermediate styles can be an incredibly useful technique to use when developing a type family, but to really get good results there are many things to consider in the underlying structure of the font and in the family as a whole. Over the course of the workshop students will learn the techniques they need to plan to turn a single font style into a larger font family, interpolating two font masters into a range of weights, and how interpolation can even be useful earlier on in the design phase of a single style. Students will be using Python scripts to interpolate fonts in the RoboFont editor and will be introduced to more specialized tools for an interpolation workflow such as Prepolator, Superpolator and UFO Stretch.
  • Requires: Mac with an installation of the RoboFont editor
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Lecturer: Andy Clymer

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
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