Principles of Typeface Design
Always wanted to make your own typeface but dont 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 the 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.
Please note: The content of the first five classes is essential to prepare you for the final half of the course. If you are unable to attend one of these classes we will try our best to help you catch up. If you know in advance you cannot attend, please consider signing up for the class next term so you get the most out of the course.
This class will meet Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
- 11" × 17” bleed-proof marker paper
- 3mm 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 10.10+
- Adobe InDesign
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Course Code: 117572
Instructor(s): Troy Leinster