Typeface design education from Cooper Union
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Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals.
with Troy Leinster

This course is for anyone who has always wanted to design their own typeface, but is unsure where to start. Or for those who just love type, and wish they knew more about how it works. The participants will engage with the fundamental methods, tools and principles involved in the making of a digital typeface. For participants with more ambitious personal goals additional guidance will be provided for efforts between class sessions.

The course will take the participants from basic sketching through hand-drawn type to the digization of their own, original letter forms. Working with each student step by step through the process of creating a working typeface of their very own, this course will provide a fundamental understanding of how typefaces work both technically and aesthetically, and experience in making them.

Registration is now closed

When:
Tue, October 4 – Tue, December 6, 2016

Where: On campus


About Troy Leinster

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Troy Leinster is an Australian-born typeface designer. He holds a Master's Degree in Typeface Design from Type & Media program at The Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague, the Netherlands, and is a graduate of the first Type@Cooper Condensed Program in New York. Through 2014-2021, Troy was a full-time typeface designer at the Hoefler&Co Type Foundry. His projects included retail typefaces such as the Ringside superfamily, Operator Mono, Peristyle, Isotope, Cesium, Parliament, and Decimal. In 2022 Troy launched his own type foundry, Leinster Type, debuting Brisbane, a contemporary humanists sans serif for use in wayfinding and text settings.