Type@Cooper - Robofont

Sat., Jun. 01 – Sun., Jun. 02, 2013
10:00AM – 5:00PM
location: New Academic Building

“The Tools you choose influence your creative process”
— Erik van Blokland, The Hague, 2009

Robofont is a type design application made by a designer for designers. Frederik Berlaen, type designer, programmer and developer of Robofont, will introduce the application as both a drawing tool and a platform where your design and creative process is decisive. During the two day course, students will learn to adopt Robofont as their font editor of choice and extend it with small tools. Students receive the one-year-for-free student license for Robofont to experiment and build into their own workflow.

Not required but super handy:

A bit of scripting knowledge
Your own fonts
  • Mac with OS 10.6+
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Lecturer: Frederik Berlaen

Robofont
Frederik Berlaen is a typedesigner with a love for programming and scripting. After studying graphical design at Sint-lucas in Ghent, where he got the passion for pure black & white type, he went to study typedesign at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. He successfully got a Master Degree at the postgraduate course Type & Media in 2006. He is the author of many industry-standard type design applications, like RoboFont and UFOStretch. Frederik Berlaen works under the name of TypeMyType providing font services, programming and teaching at Luca School of Arts Ghent and at ESAD in Amiens.

• Frederik Berlaen, typemytype
• UFOstretch

Lecturer: Andy Clymer

Robofont
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.

• Andy Clymer
• Hoefler&Co.



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