Designing Type with Mark Simonson

  • Event
  • New York City

We are happy to announce a Glyphs workshop with Mark Simonson (Proxima Nova, Coquette, Mostra Nuova, Bookmania), this spring, at the TDC in NYC. Glyphs team member Rainer Scheichelbauer will be present for technical support.

Type Design with Mark Simonson


Friday 27 April and Saturday 28 April
10.00 a.m. — 5.30 p.m., including breaks


Mark Simonson


Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States

How much?

USD 495 (TDC members)
USD 595 (non-members)

For whom?

Max. 20 attendees


No prior knowledge of type design necessary, some experience with vector graphics useful.

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.




All details at TDC

Start a font project with renowned type designer Mark Simonson. You will learn how to:

  • sketch letters by hand
  • turn your sketches into pristine outlines
  • derive more letters from the drawings
  • apply optical corrections
  • balance the sidebearings of your letters
  • kerning letter pairs
  • construct diacritics
  • construct uppercase letters
  • test and improve your design

… and many more details of the type design process. Glyphs team member Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer will assist Mark.

Attendees receive a time-limited Glyphs license for free, and can purchase a full, unlimited personal license of the software at a discount.