Summer Workshop with Luc(as) de Groot in Bulgaria

  • Event
  • 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


Luc(as) de Groot


Bozhentsi Architectural and Historical Reserve, near Gabrovo

How much?

EUR 500

For whom?

both for beginners and for the more experienced


— 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


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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.