Warsaw Design Labs 2019

  • Event
  • Warsaw, Poland

Two multi-day workshops about variable font technology: one for web, graphic and logo designers, the other for type designers. Check this out!

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

Workshop: Type Design with Variable Fonts

When?

Fri 15 – Sun 17 November 2019
(Attention: changed dates!)

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

Centralny Dom Technologii
Krucza 50, 00-022 Warszawa

For whom?

Beginning and experienced type designers. No prior experience in Glyphs necessary, some experience with vector tools recommended.

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Links

http://warsawdesignlab.pl

Create professional typefaces with Variable Font technology! In this workshop, we explore the latest tools and create a font from scratch. We will discuss possible workflows and potential pitfalls, as well as possible solutions for current implementation problems.

Workshop: Responsive Vector Design with Variable Font Technology

When?

Mon 18 – Tue 19 November 2019
(Attention: changed dates!)

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

Instytut Reportażu
ul. Gałczyńskiego 7, 00-362 Warszawa

How much?

t.b.a.

For whom?

Graphic designers, brand designers, web designers, illustrators. Some experience with vector graphics (web or print) recommended.

Prerequisites

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Links

http://warsawdesignlab.pl

Is TTF the next big graphic design format for the web? With variable font technology, an illustration, a symbol, an icon, a logo, a logotype can be responsive and adapt to its medium. Plus, it is very small, and a single file (and hence, a single server access) can contain many symbols. Colors, transparencies, animations: no problem. Time to abandon less adaptive formats like PDF, SVG, or PNG.

In this workshop, we will create a responsive logo, a few icons, add colors, and create a small animation using very simple HTML and CSS for the web.

Lecture: ‘Limits no more: Why modern fonts are better than everything before’

When?

Wed 20 November 2019

Who?

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer

Where?

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Chodakowska 19/31
03-815 Warsaw

Type design has undergone dramatic technological shifts in the past half century. Only in the past couple of years have we come to fully understand and grasp the possibilities and conditions of electronic fonts. Mastering the technology enables us to create better typefaces than ever before. In this fun lecture, you will learn what has changed in the past years, why modern fonts are so much better, and how to tell good from bad. Plus, you will get a quick tour-de-force of the wildly underestimated OpenType Features, part of all modern fonts.