TypeCal Kuwait

For the first time, TypeCal is taking place in Kuwait from 6 to 10 March, 2019. There will be plenty of Glyphs workshops, do not miss out on this!

TypeCal Symposium 2019 brings together students, artists, academics, entrepreneurs and industry professionals to present topics in typography, design, calligraphy, current innovations in the field, and areas for development.

A series of educational and inspiring talks revolve around the topic of “Intersection” as it pertains to typography and calligraphy. This is in conjunction with technical and experimental workshops led by nationally and internationally renowned typographers, calligraphers, and scholars.

Workshop participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

Workshop: Make your own Variable Font Animation in Glyphs

When?

Friday, 6 March 2019
17:00 – 20:00

Who?

Rainer Scheichelbauer

Where?

Dar al Athar al Islammiyah, Yarmouk Cultural Center

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Links

TypeCal

In this fun workshop, you will learn how to draw an emoji in glyphs, and get it to animate in a web browser!

You will learn about:

  • variable font setup and export
  • implementation in a web browser
  • basic HTML/CSS for OTVar animation

Workshop: Make your own Color Font in Glyphs

When?

Thursday 7 March 2019
12:00 - 16:00

Who?

Rainer Scheichelbauer

Where?

Dar al Athar al Islammiyah, Yarmouk Cultural Center

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Links

TypeCal

In this fun workshop, learn how to make color fonts of all sorts in Glyphs, and how to implement them. Bonus trick: put your selfie into a font!

You will learn about:

  • color font formats: SVG, COLR/CPAL, sbix
  • creation in Glyphs
  • implementation in current design software and in web browsers

Crash Course: Arabic in Glyphs

When?

Friday, 8 March
14:00 – 18:00

Who?

Rainer Scheichelbauer

Where?

Dar al Athar al Islammiyah, Yarmouk Cultural Center

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Links

TypeCal

In this 4-hour intensive workshop, you will create Arabic glyphs and make them work in the font editor as well as in third-party apps.

You will learn about:

  • setting up a Glyphs file for Arabic
  • drawing and constructing Arabic letters and marks
  • implementing Arabic OT features
  • testing your Arabic font