Principles of Typeface Design: with Troy Leinster
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Session Dates: June 06, 2018 - August 08, 2018
Always wanted to make your own typeface but don’t know where to start? This ten-week course, takes you through the process step-by-step. You’ll be introduced to the principles of typeface design, sketching methods, the tools, and processes involved in making a working font.
Together we'll explore idea generation methods and how to push your creative boundaries to discover new and exciting letterforms. You’ll learn how to sketch type, write a typeface brief, and use a font editor* to professionally draw and space your font.
Beginners with a knowledge of Bézier drawing tools are welcome, as are more experienced participants, and those interested in developing their portfolio for application to further type design studies.
This class will meet Wednesday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
- 11" × 17 bleedproof marker paper
- 4mm broad nib, pointed nib, pen holder and black ink (can be purchased on first night of class)
- Pencil and ruler
- Sharpie 32001 Twin-Tip black
- Mac OS X 10.9+
- Adobe InDesign
*A free temporary license for RoboFont will be made available to all participants.
Registration begins May 1st. Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date. Early bird promotion: $25 registration fee will be waived if you register before May 11.
Course Code: 134988
Instructor(s): Troy Leinster