Glyphs at TypeCon 2018

  • Event
  • Portland, OR

Portuguese independent type designer Joana Correia and Glyphs team members Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer and Georg Seifert will be present at TypeCon in Portland at the beginning of August.

Workshop participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

Workshop: Type Design for Complete Beginners

When?

Full-day workshop
1 August 2018, 10.00–17.00

Who?

Joana Correia

How much?

USD 100

For whom?

Max. 15 participants

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2.5 preinstalled.

Take your first steps in type design by sketching simple shapes, out of which you will develop a typeface. Turn your ideas into cool letter shapes, and see your font come to live on your screen!

Workshop: Create a Variable Font Animation in Glyphs

When?

Half-day workshop
1 August 2018

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
Georg Seifert

How much?

USD 50

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2.5 preinstalled, a text editor (e.g., SublimeText or TextMate), and a browser that supports Variable Fonts (e.g., Chrome).

Learn how to set up a Variable Font in Glyphs, how to create, customize and juggle variation axes with masters and virtual masters. In this workshop, join us in creating a small animation in a multiple-axis font, and bringing it to life with a little HTML and CSS. Learn which tricks and which Python scripts can help you in the process.

Lecture: A Method for Teaching Type Design (Education Forum)

When?

(not yet confirmed)

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Learning type design is a highly individual appropriation process. Eric will explore what a method would look like that can accommodate students progressing at different speeds and with differing design goals. He will give a glimpse at the upcoming book on the subject, and will make his system of handouts, recently translated into English, available for Education Forum attendees.

Lecture: Yes, but can Variable Fonts do this?

When?

4 August 2018

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Variable Fonts are the latest craze. But can you have fun with them too? You bet. Let Rainer Erich take you on a quick tour through the fun side of OpenType Variations. Like in his infamous Denver presentation about OpenType features, there will be no prepared slides, all typing will be done live.