Typeface design education from Cooper Union
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Typeface Design Ideation: Sketch and Scope
with Troy Leinster

Coming up with a fresh new idea for a typeface can be daunting. Where do I start? Is it for text or display? How many weights will I draw? These are some of the questions you’ll find answers to during this two-day intensive type sketch and scope workshop for graphic designers and those interested in typeface design.

Together we’ll explore idea generation methods and how to push your creative boundaries to discover new and exciting letterforms. You’ll learn how to sketch type, explore contrast, and develop a plan for your typeface family.

Required Materials

  • Sharpie 32001
  • Twin-Tip black marker
  • white out
  • Bleed proof marker paper
  • Pencil and ruler

This workshop will meet on 2 consecutive Saturdays.

Registration is now closed

Sat, February 3 – Sat, February 10, 2024

Number of sessions: 2

Where: to be determined

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.