Type@Cooper - Kerning (May) Be Fun

Kerning (May) Be Fun


with Ben Kiel




Thu., Jun. 16 – Thu., Jun. 16, 2016
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: On campus

A discount is available to Typographics conference participants. A promotional discount code will be found on the PDF of qualifying conference tickets. Please apply the code to workshop registration.

Kerning is at once one of the more tedious jobs in typeface design and one of the more important things in polishing a typeface for release. This one day workshop will focus on various tools and strategies for reducing the tedium of kerning. Topics such as interpolating kerning, how best to put kerning data into your font for various platforms and uses, proofing and testing kerning, right to left kerning, and contextual kerning will be covered.


    Required Materials

  • A laptop running OS X, 10.9+
  • A un-kerned typeface to work with MetricsMachine (a demo version will be available)
  • A text editor




Instructor: Ben Kiel

Kerning (May) Be Fun
Ben Kiel is a typeface designer and educator. He runs Typefounding—his typeface design and production studio—and teaches at his alma matter, Washington University. Before moving to Saint Louis he earned his MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading in 2005, and was subsequently a typeface designer, director, and developer at House Industries from 2006–2012. He has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware, and is the Education Chair of the St. Louis chapter of the AIGA.

• www.benkiel.com



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