31 July13 August 2017
Bozhentsi, Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Starting with sketches and ending with font files, each participant will understand the logic and principles behind the long process of developing a typeface. Expect fourteen intensive days of practical exercises, theoretical lectures and discussions on important issues related to the design and production of a typeface. Each participant will benefit from the in-depth knowledge of one of the most respected masters of type design in the world.

Participants will receive an extended Glyphs trial license and a discount for the full version.

Eye-Opener in Type Design

31 July through 13 August, 2017

The classes will include theoretical lectures and many practical exercises related to the following topics:
— Analog and digital font history.
— Writing with the broad and pointed nib.
— Sketching and peculiarities of the various characters.
— Digitization and quality of curves
— Vector and font file formats.
— Proportions, contrast and optical laws.
— Working with components and overlaps.
— Rhythm, spacing, metrics, kerning, and class kerning.
— MultipleMaster and interpolation.
— OpenType and other extras.
— Rasterization, PS and TTF hinting.
— Production of OTF, TTF, WOFF and WOFF2.


Bozhentsi Architectural and Historical Reserve, near Gabrovo

For Whom?

both for beginners and for the more experienced

How Much?

EUR 500




— pens, markers, pencils and erasers
— MacBook with a font editor such as Glyphs and a vector app (like Illustrator)


Register with Boril Karaivanov:
boril (at) typofest (dot) bg
+359 88 7564951