Expand your typeface and your perspective on type design.
Immerse yourself in the world of type design while surrounded by the support of industry professionals and a community of like-minded typophiles. This live, online program is for designers who already have the beginnings of a typeface, but want to build it out into a multi-weight family. Students will work towards creating two compatible masters that are ready to interpolate into a larger family.
We’ll also focus on developing a more reflective design process and a more thoughtful typeface — one that is an expression of your unique outlook but also meets the needs of readers and users of type. Through the work of your classmates you’ll be exposed to a variety of typeface genres, giving you a window into approaches and styles outside of your own. We’ll weave these elements together and build a strong foundation in typeface design, not only for your current typeface but for future projects as well.
Through lectures and feedback sessions, we’ll explore these topics and dive into type design as a living, evolving discipline. By the end, you’ll be ready to tackle more complex projects with more confidence, and will have a better understanding of contemporary type design practice.
Andrew Bogard, Graphic Designer
Jan 16 / Course introduction + lecture
Jan 18 / Lecture: the brief, making useful type
Jan 23 / Project introductions
Jan 25/ Lecture: systems in typeface design
Jan 30 / Mini lecture: designing proofs for feedback + feedback session
Feb 1 / Lecture: planning your typeface family, intro to interpolation
Feb 6 / Feedback session
Feb 8 / Lecture: interpolation and its possibilities, design space ideation
Feb 13 / Review of students’ font files
Feb 15 / Guest lecture: a case study with Alice Savoie
Feb 20 / Feedback session
Feb 22 / Flex session: Q&A
Feb 27 / Feedback session
Feb 29 / Lecture: design of special characters
The schedule is subject to modifications.
Tuesday classes are 2.5 hours. Thursday classes are 1.5 hours.
Classes begin at 10:30am Chicago / 12:30pm Buenos Aires / 5:30pm Berlin / Convert
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Tuition is on a sliding scale and you decide which tier you pay according to your means. No matter what tier you choose, the course is exactly the same. Fees are stated in US dollars.
Your primary application materials consist of two items included in a single PDF: a cover letter and a specimen of the typeface you propose to work on during Latin Two. Once applications open, an online form will collect basic information about you (name, address, etc.) and allow you to upload your PDF.
When the application window opens, applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received and you will be notified of your status in the program within a few business days. Applications will be accepted until the program is full or we reach the application deadline, whichever happens first.
Applications open December 4, 2023.
The cover letter should respond to the following questions:
Note: Please add your full name to your PDF file, for example: daisy_newman-application.pdf.
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