Intro to Python for Type Design
Typeface designers have always made their own tools to help their design process. In the past, punchcutters had the counterpunch. Today we have Python. It empowers us to focus on the enjoyable and creative aspects of typeface design by automating monotonous and repetitive tasks. In this workshop, we will cover the fundamentals of programming with Python by using DrawBot, and then we’ll apply these skills to a type design workflow in RoboFont. By the end of the workshop, students will be ready to craft their own tools.