Porto Type Design Workshop

  • Event
  • Porto, Portugal

Portuguese type design heroine Joana Correia and Glyphs team member Rainer Scheichelbauer are conducting two days of workshops in Porto in June, one day for beginners and switchers, and one day full of… Glyphs Magic!

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

Day 1: Type Design Process for Beginners

When?

Thursday 27 June 2019,
10 am—5.30 pm (with lunch break)

Who?

Joana Correia (Nova Type)
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (Glyphs)

Where?

Espaço Quadricula
Pátio do Bolhão, 90
4000-110 Porto

How much?

EUR 45

For whom?

No prior knowledge of type design required, some experience with vector apps, such as Adobe Illustrator, useful.

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Registration

Send an e-mail to info at novatypefoundry dot com.

Get started in type design–and introduced to an efficient type production process with Glyphs. Topics covered include:

  • Drawing good vector shapes
  • Reusing shapes in diacritics with anchors and components
  • Language coverage for your font
  • OpenType feature coding
  • Spacing
  • Kerning
  • Hinting
  • Testing your font
  • Naming and other technicalities
  • Producing OTF, TTF and Webfont files

Day 2: Glyphs Magic Day

When?

Friday 28 June 2019,
10 am—5.30 pm (with lunch break)

Who?

Joana Correia (Nova Type)
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer (Glyphs)

Where?

Espaço Quadricula
Pátio do Bolhão, 90
4000-110 Porto

How much?

EUR 45

For whom?

Some prior knowledge of Glyphs useful (like the June 26 workshop).

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Registration

Send an e-mail to info at novatypefoundry dot com.

Learn how to:

  • create a variable font from scratch
  • convert an existing Multiple Master setup into a Variable Font
  • 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!