2728 January 2024

SAVE THE DATE! From zero to a hundred in a weekend: get a fun 2-day crash course in type design with Matteo Bologna and Glyphs evangelist Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer.

Workshop: Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers

Saturday, January 27th, from 9am to 5pm ET
Sunday, January 28th, 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!

On the first day, 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 this day only).

On the second day, we will add more letters, 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 from 10 am to 5…ish pm EST with a 1 hour lunch break.

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.


84 Withers St FL1
Brooklyn 11211
New York


Matteo Bologna
Rainer Scheichelbauer

For Whom?

Anyone interested in dipping their toes in type design. No prior knowledge whatsoever necessary. If you have used Illustrator before, that will make it easier for you.

How Much?

USD 350 for Saturday only
USD 500 for both days
Discounts available for early birds: −20% until Friday, January 12th




  • 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.