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)
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.