Principles of Typeface Design: The Fundamentals with Troy Leinster
Registration Status: This course is no longer being offered
Session Dates: February 01, 2018 - April 12, 2018
Always wanted to make your own typeface but dont know where to start? In
this ten-week course well take 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
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 for 10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, skipping March 8, 2018.
- 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
Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is February 2nd., students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.
Please read: students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, the final day to register without paying a $15 late fee for all classes in the Summer 2017 semester is May 22nd.
Course Code: 134988
Instructor(s): Troy Leinster