TDC Workshop with Matteo Bologna

  • Event
  • New York City

Get a crash course in designing type from the amazing Matteo Bologna, Creative Director of award-winning studio Mucca Design. This (always sold out) workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design.

Workshop: Type Design for Non-Type Designers


Friday, 14 October
8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Matteo Bologna (Mucca Design)


Type Directors Club
347 West 36th Street, Suite 603
New York, NY 10018

How much?

TDC Members: USD 275
Non-Members: USD 350

For whom?

No prior experience is required in font design, but some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools (Adobe Illustrator) is useful.


You must bring your own laptop with a full or trial version of the font design program Glyphs or Glyphs Mini already installed (download a free 30-day trial). Sorry no Windows, no Fontlab, no Robofont.


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TDC: Type Design for Non-Type Designers

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

In the morning session we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in InDesign. In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to kern them, add diacritics, and produce the combined letters. At the end of the day, we will not have a finished font, but a respectable start.