Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals
This course is for anyone who wants 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 be introduced to the fundamental methods, tools, and principles involved in making a digital typeface.
The course will take the participants from hand sketching through to digitization of their own original letter forms. Working with each student step by step through the process, this course will provide an understanding of how typefaces work both technically and aesthetically.
Beginners are welcome, as are more experienced participants, and those interested in developing their portfolio for application to further type design studies. A working knowledge of Bézier drawing tools (ie. the pen tool in Illustrator), as well as some background with either lettering or typography are recommended but not required. Students must be able to work on their own laptop, running Mac OS 10.6 or higher. A free temporary license for RoboFont will be made available to all participants.