Type Design for Non-Type Designers

  • Event
  • San Francisco

Get a crash course in designing type from Matteo Bologna, Creative Director of award-winning studio Mucca Design (and mastermind behind some of the most drool-worthy typography we’ve ever seen). The workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design.

Type Design for Non-Type Designers


Sat., Aug. 12 – Sun., Aug. 13, 2017


Matteo Bologna


Monotype Classroom at Letterform Archive
1001 Mariposa St #304
San Francisco CA 94107

How much?

USD 427.95


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





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). Go beyond choosing the same fonts from the type menu to creating your own typefaces.

Students will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in InDesign. At the end of the weekend students will have a respectable start of a typeface design.