BITS6 2016 in Bangkok

Glyphs team member Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer will be present throughout this year’s BITS Bangkok International Typography Symposium. He will give a Glyphs workshop on Friday, hang around at BITS Business Day on Saturday, and on Sunday, for the first time in Asia, deliver his tour-de-force font gamification presentation, ‘Yes, but can OpenType do this?’. See below for details.

Workshop: Introduction to Type Design with Glyphs

When?

Friday, October 7, 2016
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

TAB, 140-142 สุขุมวิท กทม, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10110 Thailand

How much?

$35.00 ticket + $1.87 fee

For whom?

Anyone interested in trying out font editing! No prior experience required. Some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools useful (e.g., Adobe Illustrator)

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook (OS X 10.9.5 or later), download and install the Glyphs trial

Registration

Max 10 participants

Links

More info

We will start by sketching a letter and digitising it. Then, we will add some letters, export a font, and test it in InDesign. In the afternoon, we will add more letters to the font, space them, optimise them for the screen, but also add diacritics, and produce compound glyphs. At the end of the day, you will have a pretty good start for your first font.

Yes, but can OpenType do this?

When?

BITS International Conference
Sunday, 9 October, closing session (approx 6:00 pm)

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

W Hotel, กทม, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10500 Thailand

How much?

Conference pass $150.00 + %4.74

Registration

BITS International Conference

Can animations be put into fonts? And what about games? Learn the answer to these questions, and how Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sparked the development of an experimental font, in this short and fun presentation. Warning: Contains no prepared slides, all typing is done live.