BCU Type Talk and Workshops

  • Event
  • Birmingham, UK

Meet Glyphs team member Rainer Scheichelbauer for a BCU Type Talk, and join him for a workshop!

Glyphs Pro Day: Advanced Workshop

When?

Thursday, 20 February 2020
9.45–16:00, including two breaks

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

School of Visual Communication
Faculty of Arts Design & Media
Birmingham City University
Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD

How much?

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For whom?

This workshop assumes some experience in type design and/or font production.

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Registration

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Reuse shapes efficiently, understand interpolation and produce Variable Fonts.

Learn how to produce a large font family:

  • draw shapes efficiently: an update on harmonisation
  • manage compounds
  • use corner components for serifs
  • interpolate shapes with multiple masters
  • create multiple axes
  • manage masters and instances: find good instance distributions
  • maintain glyph compatibility
  • export your interpolation as static and variable fonts
  • find and install useful app extensions

Lecture: Making a Difference. Type Design and Politics

When?

Thursday, 20 February 2020
18:00

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

Birmingham City University,
Curzon Building, Room C192
4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD

Please make your way to the Type Talk Sign-in Desk in the lobby of the Curzon building. Thank you.

How much?

Free

Registration

BCU Type Talks at Eventbrite

Contrary to popular belief, fonts are not merely beautiful hobbies for type nerds or simple tools for any task, but can really make a difference. Join type designer Rainer Scheichelbauer on a tour through the political side of type design. Plus: Fonts can also be fun, so be in for an extra treat at the end of the lecture.

Glyphs Magic Day: Introduction to Type Design

When?

Friday, 21 February 2020
Full day workshop
9.30–17.30 with breaks

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

School of Visual Communication
Faculty of Arts Design & Media
Birmingham City University
Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD

How much?

t.b.a.

For whom?

Both beginners and experienced designers. No prior knowledge of type design necessary, though some experience in vector drawing useful.

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Registration

t.b.a.

Make your own fonts with the Glyphs font editor! You will create two fonts of your own and have a lot of fun getting to know the software. Learn how to:

  • create a variable font from scratch
  • animate your font in a web browser
  • digitise your own handwriting
  • efficiently reuse shapes with components
  • put your own selfie into your font
  • put a color symbol into your font
  • produce font variations by applying effect filters
  • find and install useful app extensions
  • test your font in Adobe apps and web browsers