The Typographics festival includes a variety of workshops covering everything from micro typography to creative coding.
Please note: Typographics participants are subject to our Code of Conduct & Policies. If you do not agree to these conditions, do not register or attend any Typographics events.
Hangout with Cyrus & Cem of Occupant Fonts with Cyrus Highsmith, Cem Eskinazi
Come hang out online on Zoom with Cyrus Highsmith and Cem Eskinazi of Occupant Fonts. They will talk about Cem’s new typeface, learning to be a type designer, and how they have been keeping themselves occupied during isolation. It will be casual with space for questions and chat. A Zoom link will be sent to you once you register.
The top-heavy g: Julius Klinger’s lettering and type design with Paul Shaw
Shaw will lead us on a detailed (even nerdy) look at the evolution of Klinger’s lettering and type, placing him in context with Koloman Moser, Alfred Roller and other members of the Vienna Secession; and the German sachplakat artists, such as Lucian Bernhard, associated with the printers Hollerbaum & Schmidt.
Designing Type Ornaments with Marina Chaccur
Ornaments and patterns are all around us, and there are many approaches to this subject, with endless connections. However, in this workshop we will focus on designing ornaments which can be used to generate patterns, based on typographic knowledge and settings. We will start from the basics, so anyone who is interested in type ornaments, regardless of their skills, experience or expertise can join.
Type Design for Non-Type Designers with Matteo Bologna
In this two-day class, you will learn the basics of designing and generating a variable font with the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only). Go beyond choosing the same typefaces from the type menu to creating your own. At the end of the class, you will not have a finished font, but a respectable start and a deep understanding about how fonts are made.
Teaching Type on the Web with Amy Papaelias
This one day workshop will help design educators integrate basic web skills and concepts into their typography curriculum or related courses. By the end of the workshop, participants will leave with several simple but effective projects they can use to supplement and enhance typography coursework. While primarily geared towards educators, anyone wanting an introductory overview of using type on the web will benefit from this workshop. No experience with HTML or CSS is required.
Ease Into Script Lettering with Ying Chang
This course is designed to give newcomers a solid kickstart in script lettering, as well as to serve those who already draw in script an opportunity to sharpen their knowledge, strengthen their foundation, and further their practice. By taking the script letterforms apart and studying the system, the participants will gain the ability to construct their own lettering pieces with consistency and rhythm. We will start with an introductory lecture on type and hand-lettering, followed by the breakdowns and variables in script letterforms.
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