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Certificate Core: Fundamentals of Typeface Design

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  • Lead By James Edmondson, Graham Bradley
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In this ten week introduction to the wild world of type design, students will conduct research, sketch, and eventually begin to revive an old existing typeface. The importance of sketching by hand will be stressed through the introduction of TypeCookers, and initial work interpreting their chosen design. Best practices for digital drawing will be covered as students learn the basics of 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 the basics of traditional letterforms, and the type design process.

Note: This workshop is only open to students enrolled in the Type West Certificate Program in Type Design.