Certificate Core: Foundations of Original Type Design
In this ten week section, students will conduct research, take photographs, sketch ideas, and eventually begin to design an original typeface. The importance of sketching by hand will be stressed through continued TypeCookers, and initial work interpreting their chosen design. Best practices for digital drawing will be reinforced as students continue developing their facility over industry standard font production software. The concepts of contrast, proportion, weight, and spacing will be repeatedly pounded into students’ brains, leading to an understanding of how to filter conventional forms through a framework of their own design.
Note: This workshop is only open to students enrolled in the Type West Certificate Program in Type Design.