Meet us at TypeCon 2015

  • Event
  • Denver, Colorado

Happen to be in Denver next week? Come join us for one of the pre-conference workshops, see us on stage in the Education Forum, or, for the first time, also during the main program. Or just say hello and have a drink with us.

Color Fonts with Glyphs 2

When?

Wednesday, 12 August, 13:30-16:30

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer and Georg Seifert

Where?

Art Institute of Colorado

How much?

USD 50

Prerequisites

MacBook with Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and the latest version of Glyphs 2 installed

Registration

http://www.typecon.com/

Links

http://www.typecon.com/workshops

The Glyphs 2 user interface is ready for working with color fonts, be it a layered font for use in apps like InDesign or Illustrator, a COLR/CPAL font for the latest versions of Internet Explorer, or even a pixel-based Emoji font for iOS and MacOS. In this workshop, you will learn how to work in color layers, as well as preview, export, and test your colorfont.

Prior knowledge of type design or font production useful, but not required.

Participants are eligible for an extended trial version of Glyphs 2 and a discount on the full app license.

Webfonts & TrueType Production in Glyphs 2

When?

Thursday, 13 August, 9:00 – 12:00

Who?

Georg Seifert

Where?

Art Institute of Colorado

How much?

USD 50

Prerequisites

MacBook with Mac OS X 10.9.5 or later, and the latest version of Glyphs 2 installed

Registration

http://www.typecon.com/

Links

http://www.typecon.com/workshops

Version 2 of the popular font editor Glyphs has significantly facilitated and streamlined the production of WOFF, WOFF2, and EOT. In this workshop, you will learn how to export your font into the webfont formats, subset it, and test it in various browsers. While we are it, we will optimize the font for the screen, thereby setting up autohinting and applying manual hints, for both PS and TT based formats.

Prior knowledge of type design or font production useful, but not required. Bring your own font, or use the demo font supplied.

Participants are eligible for an extended trial version of Glyphs 2 and a discount on the full app license.

Lessons from Teaching Type Design in High School

When?

Thursday, 13 August, 11:40

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

Sheraton Denver Downtown

For whom?

Attendees of Type & Design Education Forum

Links

http://www.typecon.com/education

Is it possible? High school schedules only allow for limited time, the students are at a difficult age and have different interests, the subject matter is complex, and the student group sizes tend to be too large. I tried it anyway and taught type design to 17- and 18-year-olds at the Graphische in Vienna, a school with departments for graphic design, photography, multimedia and printing. This presentation is about how I approached teaching type design, how the material was condensed into the little time I had, and how some students extended projects for themselves. It is especially about what worked and what did not work, and how the students saw it. Course materials and results will be included.

Yes, But Can OpenType Do This?

When?

Friday, 14 August, 14:45

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

Sheraton Denver Downtown

Links

http://www.typecon.com/program#friday

Can animations be put into fonts? And what about 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.