Greek and Cyrillic Extension to Latin Type Families

Greek and Cyrillic Extensions to Latin Type Families with Hannes Famira

Greek and Cyrillic Extensions to Latin Type Families with Hannes Famira

Cost: $1060.00

10 Thursdays, February 6 to April 9, 6:30 PM–9:30 PM


Students expand the character set of their Latin typeface families created in the Type@Cooper program or independently by adding language support for Greek and Cyrillic. Commonatlities as well as differences between the individual scripts will be examined carefully and students will learn to draw characters that will fit the existing typeface while doing justice to the expectations of different writing systems, languages and cultures. Students may work in the font editor of their choice, but instruction will be given using Robofont.

Required Materials

  • Various sizes of black markers
  • white out pen
  • sketching paper
  • Mac laptop

Students must have a fairly well developed type family in order to participate in this course. If you are not a graduate of Type@Cooper, please write to verify that the course will be appropriate for your level of experience. Be prepared to arrive the first week with printed proofs and the materials below. 

Registration for this class opens on January 8th. 

Course Code: Greek and Cyrillic Extension to Latin Type Families

Instructor(s): Hannes Famira

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