Type@Cooper - Principles of Typeface Design

Principles of Typeface Design

with Troy Leinster

Thu., Feb. 01 – Thu., Apr. 12, 2018
6:30PM – 9:30PM
location: On campus

Always wanted to make your own typeface but don’t know where to start? In this ten-week course we’ll take you through the process step-by-step. You’ll be introduced to the principles of typeface design, sketching methods, the tools and processes involved in making a working font.

Together we'll explore idea generation methods and how to push your creative boundaries to discover new and exciting letterforms. You’ll learn how to sketch type, write a typeface brief, and use a font editor* to professionally draw and space your font.

Beginners with a knowledge of Bézier drawing tools are welcome, as are more experienced participants, and those interested in developing their portfolio for application to further type design studies.

    Required Materials

  • 11" × 17” bleedproof marker paper
  • 4mm broad nib, pointed nib, pen holder and black ink (can be purchased on first night of class)
  • pencil and ruler
  • Sharpie 32001 Twin-Tip black
  • laptop, running Mac OS X 10.9+
  • Adobe InDesign

*A free temporary license for RoboFont will be made available to all participants.

This class will meet for 10 Thursdays, skipping March 8, 2018.

Registration opens on January 4, 2018. Please join the mailing list for updates and reminders about classes, workshops, and free lectures.

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Instructor: Troy Leinster

Principles of Typeface Design
Troy Leinster is an Australian typeface designer at Hoefler & Co in New York City. He holds a Masters Degree in Typeface Design from Type & Media program at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, and is a graduate of the first Type@Cooper Condensed Program in New York. At Hoefler & Co his projects have included retail typefaces such as the Ringside superfamily, Peristyle, Isotope and Operator Mono.