Friday, 5. July 2024 10:00

Introduction to type design with Glyphs


Glyphs workshop no. 1

Welcome to the captivating world of type design at the Berlin Letters Festival 2024! This workshop is designed for designers and typography enthusiasts of all levels. No prior experience in type design is necessary, but a bit of Bézier vector drawing (e.g., in Adobe apps like Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) can add to the fun.

What You’ll Learn:
In this one-day session, dive into the type design process, gaining essential technical knowledge to kickstart your own font. By the end, you’ll have a font in progress and the skills to continue refining it on your own.

Please be on time to make the most of this creative experience.
• Sketching: Hand-sketch three letters, unleashing your artistic flair and setting the foundation for your unique typeface.
• Basics of drawing: Master the art of drawing paths with precision. Learn the secrets of proportions and optical adjustments in type.
• Digitizing and adding diacritical marks.
• Spacing and kerning: Grasp the nuances of spacing and kerning, understanding the crucial differences between them.
• Generating the font and testing it in Adobe apps.

Whether you’re a seasoned designer or a budding enthusiast, secure your spot for a day of creativity, learning, and forging connections. Let’s create, design, and make letters dance together!


More Glyphs workshops:
Glyphs workshop no. 2: Variable Font Production in Glyphs
Glyphs workshop no. 3: Reuse Shapes Like a Boss in Glyphs

In short
Glyphs Workshop no. 1 Duration: 6 hrs Language: English Bring your own MacBook with full or trial version of Glyphs 3 already installed Participants: min 5, max 16
silent green, Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin
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