Type Design for Non-Type Designers
Matteo Bologna and
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
Typographics “in-person” attendees can receive a 10% discount on this workshop. Look for the discount code on the ticket confirmation from Eventbrite.
Get a fun crash course in designing type from your couch, with Matteo Bologna (Mucca Design) and Rainer Scheichelbauer (Glyphs).
In this two-day class, you will learn the basics of designing and generating a variable font with the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only). Go beyond choosing the same typefaces from the type menu to creating your own.
In the Sunday session, we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in an Adobe app or a web browser. In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to space them, add diacritics and punctuation.
On Monday, we add a wide version of the same typeface, create a variable font—and make it animate in a web browser.
At the end of the class, you will not have a finished font, but a respectable start and a deep understanding about how fonts are made. And maybe you’ll become a type design addict. You have been warned.