Principles of Typeface Design 2: Beyond the Basics
This short course is an opportunity for anyone who has begun to grapple with the process of designing a typeface to push it further. To consider design decisions more thoroughly, to delve into those parts of the character set still lurking in the shadows, and to learn the finer points of bézier wrangling, kerning, and all the other details of execution which turn a roughly-formed idea into a more complete, rigorous and polished design that you can really use.
It is intended for students who have completed the introductory level course, or for those who have prior experience with drawing type but feel they could still benefit from working with some guidance and regular feedback. As an intermediate-level class, it will be entirely about working with students on a project of their own and will not provide introductory instruction. In order to get the most out of the five weeks, a commitment to working substantively between classes will be strongly recommended. Students must be able to work on their own laptop, running Mac OS 10.7or higher.