Mind the Gap: Keeping your Kerning Right
with Ben Kiel
Tue., Jun. 04 – Tue., Jun. 04, 2013
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: New Academic Building
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 kerning with MetricsMachine and cover 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, and proofing and testing kerning will all be covered.
- Students will need to bring a un-kerned typeface to the workshop to work with.
Ben Kiel is a typeface designer, an educator, and a partner in XYZ Type. Ben worked for several years at House Industries, with a specialty in solving complex problems at the overlap of design and technology. He received his MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading. He currently teaches at Washington University in Saint Louis and Type@Cooper.