Glyphs at Typomania 2019

Meet us at this year’s Typomania Moscow International Festival, the ‘cultural and educational project dedicated to the type, typography, calligraphy, lettering, motion-design, interactive design. Typomania is held in Moscow annually since 2012. The festival is focused on the letter, word, language.’ The festival comprises ‘poster and book exhibitions, lectures, workshops of Russian and foreign specialists in graphic design, typography, digital arts, typography video contest, book store and other events.’

Font Magic: things you did not know your fonts could do (public lecture)

When?

25 May

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

Moscow Museum,
Zubovsky boulevard, 2

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Program in Russian and English

Can animations be put into fonts? And what about colors, pictures, or even games? Learn the answer to these questions, and how Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sparked the gamification of fonts, in this short and fun presentation. This presentation contains no prepared slides, all typing is done live on stage!

Glyphs Magic Day (workshop)

When?

27 May

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

t.b.a.

How much?

t.b.a.

For whom?

No prior experience in type design required, some experience with vector drawing tools (e.g., Illustrator) useful.

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled. Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

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Typomania 2019 Workshops

Learn how to:

  • create a variable font from scratch
  • prepare outlines for glyph variations
  • trace down and fix errors, avoid potential pitfalls
  • optional settings (custom parameters)
  • useful scripts and plug-ins for the workflow
  • export and test in AI and web browsers
  • animate a glyph in a web browser

You will be taken through a Variable Font workflow, with ample opportunity for questions and feedback. That means that also Multiple Master technology and interpolation in general will be addressed, and the small details that can make a difference.

Plus more Glyphs Magic:

  • color fonts: let your letters shine
  • reusing shapes with corner components
  • saving time with custom parameters