Typeface design education from Cooper Union
Design Space

Designspace Exploration
with Erik van Blokland

Whether you're planning the next superfamily, or just want to experiment with different weights, you are already thinking about designspaces. This workshop will get you started with planning and building designspaces in RoboFont. What to look out for in variable fonts. Bring your own interpolating fonts for Q&A.

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Sat, June 1, 2024
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)


About Erik van Blokland

Erik van blokland
Erik van Blokland, a type designer from The Hague, Netherlands, started the LettError foundry with Just van Rossum in 1989. He studied graphic design at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, and picked up the taste for type design in Gerrit Noordzij's class. The early experiments in type and code (Beowolf, Trixie, Hands) were published by FontFont. More recently Eames Century Modern at House Industries and lots of work for Photo-Lettering. Tool development became an important part of Erik's work (see Superpolator). First with Petr van Blokland and Just van Rossum in RoboFog. Later with Tal Leming in the RoboFab and UFO projects and the initial stages of the WOFF specification for webfonts. Van Blokland is a senior lecturer at the TypeMedia course of the Royal Academy of Arts.