Principles of Typeface Design: with Troy Leinster
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Session Dates: June 5, 2019 - August 7, 2019
Always wanted to make your own typeface but dont know where to start? In this ten-week course, takes you through the process step-by-step. Youll 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. Youll 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.
- Required Materials
- 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
- Laptop, running Mac OS X 10.9+ Adobe InDesign
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Course Code: 117572
Instructor(s): Troy Leinster