We are very happy to be sponsors at Typographics 2016. Typographics is an 11-day design festival devoted to contemporary typography, with talks, workshops, and tours focusing on where typography is today and where its future may lie. It will be held at The Cooper Union in New York City.
Georg Seifert and Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer from the Glyphs team will be around at the TypeLab. Matteo Bologna will give an introductory Workshop for Glyphs on June 15, 2016. For more information, see below.
Workshop: Type Design for Non-Type Designers
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cooper Union (room TBD) - Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
- How much?
Basic Adobe Illustrator skills are necessary. You must bring your own laptop with a full or trial version of the font design program Glyphs or Glyphs Mini already installed (download a free 30-day trial). Sorry no Windows, no Fontlab, no Robofont. No prior experience is required in font design, but some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools is useful.
The workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design. In this class you will learn the basics of designing and generating a typeface with Adobe Illustrator and Glyphs.
In the morning session we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in InDesign. In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to kern them, add diacritics, and produce the combined letters. At the end of the day, we will not have a finished font, but a respectable start.
Glyphs at TypeLab
Wednesday and Thursday, 15 and 16 June 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer
Room LL-101 at 41 Cooper Square
Just across the street from the Great Hall where the main Typographics conference is taking place, and right next door to the Typographics Book Fair.
The people from the Glyphs team will be present at TypeLab on 15 and 16 June. If you are new to Glyphs, check out the Tips & Tricks presentation. If you have been working with Glyphs already, take the unique opportunity for a one-on-one feedback session with the Glyphs makers. Or, in case you have questions or suggestions, simply grab us when you see us standing around.