Typeface design education from Cooper Union
Matteo workshop 1200

Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers
with Matteo Bologna

Typographics attendees can receive a 10% discount on this workshop. Look for the discount code on the ticket confirmation from Eventbrite.

Get a crash course in designing type from Matteo Bologna, Creative Director of award-winning studio Mucca Design (and mastermind behind some of the most drool-worthy typography we’ve ever seen). Guest instructors, Georg Seifert and Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (the masterminds behind Glyphs app) will assist with the introduction of the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design.

In this class, you will learn the basics of designing and generating a typeface with Adobe Illustrator and the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only). Go beyond choosing the same fonts from the type menu to creating your own typefaces.

In the morning session, we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in InDesign. In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to kern them, add diacritics, and produce the combined letters. At the end of the day, we will not have a finished font, but a respectable start.

Registration is now closed

Thu, June 13, 2019

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.