Introduction to Font Design

What to Bring

  • Laptop with free trial version of Fontlab installed - http://old.fontlab.com/font-editor/fontlab-studio/download-fontlab-studio/
  • You are welcome to bring any sketches you have for critique/development

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • Best suited to designers and letterers with a decent comprehension of typography and moderate to advanced skills in Adobe Illustrator.

Introduction to Font Design

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Sunday, 26 July 2015, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

What You Will Learn

  • Work on letterform designs from sketch through to screen.
  • Get a chance to develop font ideas on paper and then be introduced to designing fonts using type-specific software (Fontlab).
  • Learn all about basics and structure, sketching and concept refinement, through to computerised design development.

What You Get

  • Photocopied notes
  • Tracing paper
  • Grid/graph paper
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Erasers

Description

Ever wanted to turn your sketches into a working typeface?

This workshop will see participants working on letterform designs from sketch through to screen. Participants will have a chance to develop font ideas on paper and then be introduced to designing fonts using type-specific software (Fontlab).

This full day session will cover letterforms basics and structure, sketching and concept refinement, through to computerised design development.

This course is best suited to designers and letterers with a decent comprehension of typography and moderate to advanced skills in Adobe Illustrator.

About Mary Faber & Alice Lo

Mary Faber recently returned to New Zealand from London where she worked at Dalton Maag – an international typeface design company. A detail fiend, Mary revels in using historic designs to develop new typefaces that dabble in the past.

Alice Lo’s typographic style is often described as experimental, geometrically focused, with a mechanical eye that is heavily influenced by the grid.

Mary and Alice joined forces earlier this year to become Faber & Lo, a typographically focused branding and design studio.

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