Glyphs at TypeCon 2019

  • Event
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

Meet us at this year’s TypeCon in Minnesota! Say hello to Glyphs lead developer Georg Seifert, and take part in one of the two workshops.

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

Workshop: Advanced Glyphs Geekery for Type Designers

When?

Wednesday, August 28th
Half-Day Session

Who?

Georg Seifert

Where?

t.b.a.

How much?

USD 75

Prerequisites

Prior experience in type design is required. Bring your laptop (Mac) with the latest version of Glyphs installed.

Links

TypeCon Workshops

Have you been using Glyphs for creating typefaces, but feel like you have not used it to its full potential? Join the lead developer of your font editor, and get to know the latest and greatest tricks in the software. Take full control by learning how to use color layers, filters, corner components and smart components. Take your workflow to the next level with project files and extensions, and harness the power of custom parameters.

Workshop: Type Design for Non-Type Designers

When?

Thursday, August 29th
Full-Day Session

Who?

Matteo Bologna
Georg Seifert

Where?

t.b.a.

How much?

USD 125

Prerequisites

No prior experience is required in font design, but basic Adobe Illustrator skills are necessary. Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Links

TypeCon Workshops

Go beyond choosing the same fonts from the type menu to creating your own typefaces and become your own type designer. This full-day workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design.

Go through the basics of designing and generating a typeface with the font design software Glyphs (Mac only). In the morning session we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator.

In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, fit and kern them, and add diacritics. At the end of the day, we will not have a finished font, but a respectable start and hopefully you’ll be infected with the type making bug.

Throughout the workshop, Glyphs lead developer Georg Seifert will be present and give live software support, and if you have a feature request, he will implement it right away.