1719 November 2022

Crafting Type is an intense 3–day workshop where absolute beginners learn how to design typefaces and intermediate type designers boost their skills. We run it around the world at cities large and small to bring you a solid start in type design, now coming to… Dublin!

Crafting Type Dublin 2022

Thursday through Friday, 17–19 November 2022

Crafting Type workshops deliver typeface design skills in tutored drawing sessions punctuated by lectures. We believe learning by doing comes first, and theory then enhances your learning.

The first insight you will gain is how to avoid the fatal mistake that all beginners (and even some professionals) make when sketching letters. Then you take your sketches to a font editor and produce print outs with your own OpenType fonts.

The majority of our time is spent on crafting fine shapes that read well. You are in total control of your design, as our instructors help you understand how type works in response to your own creative output.

You will leave with a deep appreciation for the special design process that carries a typeface from its earliest sketches done with pencil on paper all the way to a monster 90 style family.


TU Dublin, School of Media, Grangegorman
Dublin D07 H6K8, Ireland


Max Phillips
Thomas Phinney

For Whom?

Graphic designers, illustrators, architects, design teachers, UX designers, librarians, letter press obsessives, fine artists, calligraphers, anyone interested.

How Much?

USD 460, discounts available for students and members of TUG, ATypI, AIGA, SoTA, STA, AIA, GAG, SDGQ. Early bird tariffs available until 31 Oct 2022. All details on the workshop page.




No prior knowledge of type design is necessary. Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 3 preinstalled, or any other font editor for that matter.