Typo Belgiëque workshop: an introductory course to type design

627 May 2022

Whether you are a graphic designer, book designer, information designer, logo designer, website designer, application designer, videogame designer, letterer, calligrapher, or just fascinated with typefaces, all are welcome to attend this workshop, and do not need to have previous knowledge or experience in type design (yet having experience with vector drawing tools is handy). You can either start fresh or even bring a project that you are currently working on and needs further attention.

Workshop: an introductory course to type design

Fridays of May: 6, 13, 20, 27 May,
9:00 to 18:00, including a 1-hour lunch break

Participants will have access to original type specimens and other type material from the Typo Belgiëque design & research project, which will serve as a source of inspiration for the new typeface designs.

In this introductory course, you will learn the basics of creating a typeface from sketching & drawing the letterforms by hand to digitising your designs and generating a variable font with Glyphs 3.

At the end of this 4-day workshop, the font projects will most likely not be completely finished, yet participants will have gained a respectable start and a profound understanding of the concepts and software used to create digital fonts.


De Winkelhaak | House of C
Lange Winkelhaakstraat 26


Jo de Baerdemaeker

For Whom?

The 4-day workshop is aimed at designers and design students, and limited to 12 participants in order to guarantee a quality of one-to-one tutoring.

How Much?

EUR 750 (+ 21% VAT) for professionals,
EUR 375 for students (or graduated in 2021)
Early bird registration with a 15% discount before 18 March
The deadline for application is 22 April 2002.


Dutch and English


  • MacBook with the trial version of Glyphs 3 pre-installed
  • computer mouse or Wacom tablet (+ stylus)
  • A3 or A4 paper sheets + chalk paper
  • ruler
  • HB or H pencils + sharpener & eraser
  • black Sharpie marker (fine rounded tip)
  • notebook + note taking pen
  • green and/or red pens for marking up your printouts with feedback