Typeface design education from Cooper Union
Matteo Glyphs Class 1200 x 400

Type Design for Non-Type Designers
with 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.

Registration is now closed

Sun, June 19 – Mon, June 20, 2022

Where: On campus

About Matteo Bologna

Matteo bologna
Matteo Bologna is the principal of Mucca Design, where he also serves as Creative Director. Under his direction, the Mucca Design team has solved numerous design challenges and created uniquely successful work for a wide variety of global companies like Sephora, Whole Foods, Victoria’s Secret, WeWork, Adobe Systems, Bacardi and Danone. With his team he designed the identities for a variety of now classic New York City culinary destinations like Balthazar’s and Frenchette. Matteo is a past chairman of the Type Directors Club and former board member of AIGA/NY. He frequently lectures about branding and typography around the world.

About Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Rainer erich scheichelbauer
A trained photographer, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer holds both a philosophy and a Dutch studies degree. He creates typefaces, works as a digital punchcutter for other type designers, and gives type design workshops on a regular basis. Since he has joined the Glyphs team in 2012, he has been writing articles, tutorials, and Python scripts, as well as the blog and the handbook. He lives and works in Vienna, where he also runs his type studio Schriftlabor.