2526 June 2021
Online Workshop

At Typographics 2021, get a fun crash course in designing type from Matteo Bologna (Mucca Design) and Raniero Scheichelbauer (Glyphs). No requirements, everyone welcome.

Participants receive an extended trial license for Glyphs 3 and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

Type Design for Non-Type Designers

Fri 25 and Sat 26 June 2021
9:00 – 17:00 EST (including breaks)

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.

In the Friday session, 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 Saturday, we add a wide 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 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.


Zoom session during Typographics 2021


Matteo Bologna (Mucca Design)
Rainer Scheichelbauer (Glyphs)

For Whom?

Everyone welcome.

How Much?





Get online with your Mac (macOS 10.11+, no Windows, sorry) and Glyphs 3 preinstalled. The trial version suffices. No prior experience is required in font design, but some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools is useful.