Chicago Workshop: Type Design for Non-Type Designers
May 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Go beyond choosing the same fonts from the type menu to creating your own typefaces and become your own type designer.
Get a crash course in designing type from Matteo Bologna, Creative Director of award-winning studio Mucca Design. This (always sold out) 6 hours workshop will introduce you to the basic skills necessary for the wild journey into the super fun world of type design. This class will teach you the basics of designing and generating a typeface with the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only).
In the morning session we will learn the basics of drawing a font, generate the font, and use it in InDesign.In the afternoon, we will add additional letters to the font, learning how to kern them, add diacritics, and produce the combined letters. At the end of the day, we will not have a finished font, but a respectable start and hopefully you’ll be infected with the type making bug.
Basic Adobe Illustrator skills are necessary.
You must bring your own laptop with a full or trial version of the font design program Glyphs already installed (download a free 30-day trial). Sorry no Windows, no Fontlab, no Robofont.
No prior experience is required in font design, but some experience with Bézier-based vector drawing tools is useful.
ABOUT MATTEO BOLOGNA
Matteo Bologna is the principal of Mucca Design, where he also serves as Creative Director. Under his direction, the Mucca Design team has solved numerous design challenges and created uniquely successful work for a wide variety of global companies like Sephora, Whole Foods, Victoria’s Secret, Barnes & Noble, Adobe Systems, Bacardi and Target. With his team he designed the identities for a variety of now classic New York City culinary destinations like Balthazar’s and Brooklyn Fare. Matteo is also the principal of the new Mucca spin-off type foundry muccaTypo. Matteo is the Chairman of the Type Directors Club and former board member of AIGA/NY. He frequently lectures about branding and typography around the world.