In this 10-week online workshop (Mondays from June 5–August 14), each participant will gain an understanding of the methodologies and processes used to produce digital typefaces today.
Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.
Workshop: Introduction to Modern Type Design
Mon, Jun 5 – Mon, Aug 14, 2023
5:00pm–8:00pm PT (00:00–03:00 GMT)
The main objective of this workshop is to introduce the systematic structure of a type design process, focusing on the basic conceptual foundations of the craft, including techniques and best practices for drawing, designing, and spacing type.
Participants will work on the development of specific tasks throughout the week and share their progress before each class for review. Participants will then practice the strategies, sketches, and fundamental aspects of making letters, get feedback on their projects, while they also learn various lessons about typography and—why not?—life.
- Understand the basics of letter construction.
- Learn techniques, tips, and tricks for drawing letters.
- Make a typeface from start to finish.
- Share some theory and history, and quite a bit about things other than typography.
Online Workshop at Letterform Archive
This course is suitable for those who are just beginning to think about type design, and for those with some experience in drawing letters (calligraphy, lettering, etc.) who are looking for a space to exchange knowledge and develop skills.
USD 900, scholarships available
Some experience with drawing Bézier curves (in Adobe Illustrator, for example) and/or with lettering or calligraphy in general is recommended, but not required.