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Design your own font

Fortunately, there is a growing interest in type design. Unfortunately, designing type is not that easy… find the right guidance!

This course lets you discover the most important things about type design in a playful and accessible way.

You will learn about the relationships between letters, thinking within a system that offers enough freedom for experimental letter shapes.

At the end of this course, you will have your own font to type with!

For who?
For (graphic) designers that are interested in making type and want to understand the basic principles.

Theory
• Insight in the relationship between letters
• Insight in the construction of letters

Practise
• Drawing type by hand
• Practise type principles with Type Cooker

Skills
How to digitise your outlines
Work with Fontstruct, Fontself or Glyphs

Content course:

> LESSON 1:

  • Introduction to the world of type design (lecture)
  • Practice: drawing type by hand (technique)
  • Extra: an eye-opening assignment!

     

> LESSON 2:

  • Theory: first principles of type design
  • Practice: Type Cooker
  • Extra: writing type with a homemade ‘calligraphy’ pen

 

> LESSON 3:

  • Presentation of different type design software
  • Practice: experimenting with the bricks of modular fonts
  • To do: define the concept for your font

 

*Homework: Start sketching your modular font!*

> LESSON 4:

  • Feedback: the progress of your font
  • To do: come up with a name for your baby.


> LESSON 5:

  • Presentation of your font
  • Time for questions, feedback, touch-ups.


> LESSON 6:

  • Finalize your font. Generate it. Enjoy it!

 

*It’s up to you if you spend time on the course outside the lessons. However, the more time you spend on it, the better the results will be!

Group Lessons

Dates: 2021 

To be announced!

> 6 lessons on Zoom of 1.5 hours each.

Price € 240 (ex 21% VAT)

  • From 7:00 – 8:30 PM CET
  • Small groups of max. 8

Private Lessons

> 6 lessons on Zoom of 1 hour each

Price €300 (ex 21% VAT)

  • Bookable anytime on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays
  • Personal feedback through email

Interested in the next ‘Design your own font’?

Inside The Netherlands an additional invoice for 21% VAT will be made. Inside the rest of Europe no VAT is added, if you have a VAT registration number. Outside Europe no VAT is added.

You will receive a confirmation and invoice through email 

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