1617 June 2024
New York

From zero to a hundred in two days: get a fun crash course in type design with Matteo Bologna and Glyphs evangelist Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer.

Workshop: Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers

Sunday and Monday, 16 and 17 June, 2024
10:00–18:00, including a 1-hour lunch break

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.

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.

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.


Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square (Entrance on E 7th Street)
New York, NY


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 649.92




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