Type Design Workshop in Toronto

  • Event
  • Toronto, Canada

Experienced Canadian type designer Kevin King, of Canada Type fame, will give a multipart, five-week type design workshop with Glyphs in Toronto. This is a unique chance to get started in type design, or finally reactivate that type project you had started years ago but never got around to finish. The Workshop will take place in the beautiful historic Coach House Press building, and you will even have the chance to create a letterpress specimen of your typeface!

Type Design at Coach House Press

When?

June 6 through July 7,
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6pm to 9pm
except for the start and end days:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, all day
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, all day

Who?

Kevin King, Canada Type

Where?

Coach House Press, Toronto

How much?

CAD 390 if you register this week, otherwise CAD 460.

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with OS X 10.9 or later. Download and install the Glyphs 2.3 Trial. Workshop participants will receive an extended trial license at the workshop.

Registration

Contact Kevin directly

Links

https://www.gdc.net/event/2016/05/10/3936

The course will begin with students learning and exploring the fundamentals of Roman calligraphy to understand the calligraphic stroke in the making letterforms, and to generate their own unique typeface ideas. Students will then learn and use the Glyphs software to draw, space, kern, and output their font files. Students will then create a specimen piece of their choosing to demonstrate their font design in use.

The workshop will consist of interactive lectures and demonstrations of calligraphy, hand-lettering, and the Glyphs software. No previous knowledge or experience in calligraphy or font design is required. Participants will explore calligraphy and hand-lettering to understand the creation of letterforms, and will be encouraged to explore different styles that appeal to them. Students will walk away from the course with a strong understanding of the Glyphs software and of professional OpenType fonts.