2022 November 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

VolcanoType workshops are intense 3-day workshops held around the world by a local and guest type designer. Everybody can attend – beginners will learn how to design typefaces, intermediate type designers can boost their skills. It’s all about the love of letters, so you do not need to achieve a professional career as a type designer afterwards.

VolcanoType Workshop Istanbul

Friday 20 through Sunday 22 November 2015
10:00 to 18:00, including lunch breaks

‘The first VolcanoType workshop takes place in Istanbul from November 20th to 22nd. It comprises of lectures pertaining to the history of typefaces, demos on practical and technical skills, and one-to-one guidance by tutors Peter Brugger and Onur Yazıcıgil. It invites beginner level designers to explore the principles of type production, and intermediate to advanced designers to work on existing projects to further develop their typefaces for industry standards. The workshop will focus on two broad categories: Display Typefaces and Text Typefaces. Among these, various sub-categories will be discussed and each attendee will work on their preferred category and style of typeface.’

‘We keep the instructor/student ratio super low, averaging 10 students per tutor, so space is strictly limited to 20 participants (max.). We want the workshops to be accessible and affordable for everyone. The fee includes the participation in the workshop as well as drinks and snacks during the workshop time. On top every participant receives a font package for free including a selection of typefaces from the VolcanoType library for commercial and private use.’


Sub Karaköy (Terrace), Necatibey Cad. 91, 34425 Karaköy, Istanbul


Peter Brugger and Onur Yazıcıgil

For Whom?

Anybody can attend, you don’t need experience in type design

How Much?

Students: 250€
Professionals: 400€


All lectures will be held in English. The instructors happen to also speak German and Turkish.


Bring a MacBook (OS X 10.9.5+) with Glyphs 2, attendees receive an extended trial license and can purchase a full license at a discount.


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