Introduction to Digital Typeface Design


This workshop will provide a basic methodology and theoretical knowledge about typeface design techniques and best practices. It is open to advanced students, professionals and aficionados in the fields of calligraphy, lettering, graphic design, graphic communication and editorial industry. Basic knowledge of bezier curve drawing is advised but not required.



“4-Hand Typography”

The digital era has radically changed the processes of making, composing and printing type. Tasks and projects that, not so long ago, required entire working teams, and different kinds of specialists, can now be tackled by one person with one computer… and enough knowledge, patience and perseverance. The same digital era however also allows for more effecitve and faster teamwork. In this talk, Burian and Scaglione will discuss their collaborative work on type designs conceived for intensive editorial use. They will focus on the complex issues behind technical, historical and theoretical aspects of these typefaces. How they are set, printed and read.

Keywords: editorial design, type design, legibility, newspaper, functionality.


Event Details

Date: 17 & 18 June, 2012
Time: 9:00–18:00 (Workshop, June 17), 9:30–14:30 (Workshop, June 18) & 14:30–15:30 (Lecture, June 18)

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