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Online Workshop

Animating Variable Fonts

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  • Led By Lynne Yun, Kevin Yeh
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Variable fonts have been a topic of growing curiosity in the type world — but how do we use them on the web? Have you ever thought about building your own variable type tester, or wondered how they could be brought to life through code?

Over four evenings (August 18, 19, 25 & 26), this beginner-friendly course will cover the fundamentals of programming using both HTML+CSS web basics and P5.js, a beginner-friendly Javascript framework. We’ll explore how to utilize these tools with variable fonts to create interesting digital experiences, opening new doors and finding fresh avenues for experimentation … and fun!

Techniques covered in this course will include introductory HTML, CSS, and Javascript concepts, and how they can be applied to time and interaction-based CSS manipulation and animation on the web using variable font features.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding of variable fonts and their capabilities
  • Foundational knowledge of Javascript/CSS
  • Comfort in the P5.js Web Editor Environment
Required Materials
  • Access to a laptop computer (or equivalent)
  • Reliable internet connection for attending Zoom sessions and doing homework assignments
Diversity and Equity Scholarship

Diversity and Equity are important to all of us at Letterform Archive, and we are committed to increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups within the type and design communities.

We are offering one BIPOC/Equity scholarship seat in this workshop.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete and submit to us the short form linked here a week prior to the start of the workshop.

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