3 4 December 2021
Online
Workshop

Get a fun 2-day crash course in type design with Matteo Bologna in a workshop from the comfort of your couch.

Workshop: Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers

Friday, December 3rd, from 9am to 5pm ET
Saturday, December 4th, from 9am to 5pm ET

In this two-day class, you will learn the basics of designing and generating a variable font with the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only). Go beyond choosing the same typefaces from the type menu to creating your own!

In the Friday session, we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in an Adobe app or a web browser. In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to space them, add diacritics and punctuation. (You can purchase a one-day ticket for Friday only).

On Saturday, we will design a bold version of the same typeface, create a variable font—and make it animate in a web browser.

Classes and workshops will take place over Zoom from 9 am to 5 pm EST with a 1 hour lunch break. A link to join will be emailed to enrolled students a day or two before the first session.

At the end of the class, you will probably not have a finished font, but a respectable start and a deep understanding about how fonts are made. And maybe you’ll become a type design addict. You have been warned.

Where?

online

Who?

Matteo Bologna
(potential cameo appearances of Glyphs core team members Georg Seifert and Rainer Scheichelbauer cannot be entirely excluded)

How Much?

$400 ($300 for TDC members)

Language

English

Prerequisites

  • Your Mac with Glyphs 3 preinstalled.
  • No prior experience is required in font design, but some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools is useful.