Typeface Design Course

Delve in the specialized design world of typeface. Learn how to create and manufacture your own fonts in order to stand out in a world of messages

Course Overview

Type is all around us. From posters and banner ads to web fonts we’re constantly being bombarded with different fonts and texts. Typeface design is a particularly important area within design which makes it one of the most underrated and often neglected specialized areas fundamental to communication.

During this course you will learn how to design a typeface and manufacture it to a working font file to work across any platform and any program for offline
needs.

Who is this course best suited for?

This course is very well designed for anyone who wishes to delve deep into the mechanics of typeface. It is for those who have an extra eye for detail and design.

Students who follow this course must already assume some prior knowledge of vector based programs such as Adobe illustrator, Inkscape or Fontlab. If you’re still getting started we recommend that you first enroll for the Graphic Design and Brand Identity introductory course before you move on to this course.

 

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Typeface Design and Anatomy of type 

We will first learn a brief history of Typeface design and how is evolving during the years. From the first letters to the fonts for VR and AR technology. Also we will learn the different styles and analyse the anatomy of a letter

Module 2: Hand Lettering

We will design our first typeface and how you start to create the control characters. Also with Illustrator we will Trace it and turn it into vector files.

Module 3: Preparing the files

We will remove the unused nodes and we will learn all the smart tricks we can do to make a typeface file to be smaller size and more visual oriented.

Module 4: Fontlab (12 hrs)

We will learn Fontlab and the basic tools. Fontlab is the leading program in font design that works in both mac and windows(in case we will have only mac users we can create the font with Glyphs which is number 1 program but it works only with iOS). Also we will learn about metrics, spacing and kerning and how important are to a font.

What will you Learn after this course?

This course is a combination of learning through lectures as well as hands on practical experience through a series of workshops and design tasks.

We will discuss theory, ideology, technique and process exposing yourself to a broad spectrum of subjects to help find your voice as a designer and prepare you for the professional world.

You will work individually as well as collaboratively, learning from your own development by tracking your progress in a visual journal, as well as your classmate’s through a series of presentations, all the while being guided and critiqued by a professional designer.

  • Discover different digital design platforms and how to use them in a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Design illustrations and creative montages  and learn how to create photo enhancements and edit your own images;
  • Create your own custom mood boards, posters, designs and Logos
  • Learn about typography and how to win in a world full of text
  • Build a recognizable Brand identity

Important: Each student is required to be in possession of his own laptop

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Dates and Times

Day & Time: TBA

Duration: ~40 hours

Entry Level

Entry Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Prior knowledge: Vector based programs

Course Fees

Pre-Enrollment Deposit: 50euros

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