Type design

You want to explore the bac­k­grounds and under­ly­ing struc­tu­res of cha­rac­ters and typo­gra­phy, you want to learn how to design type, you want a bet­ter under­stan­ding of font pro­duc­tion and the ava­i­lable software. In that case we recommend you to follow the expert class Type design.

The expert class Type Design given by Frank Blokland exa­mines the ‘secrets’ of con­tem­po­rary repre­sen­ta­ti­ons of the Latin script (capi­tal, roman and cur­sive) in detail. The under­ly­ing har­mo­nic, pro­por­ti­o­nal and rhyth­mic struc­tu­res of cha­rac­ters and the typo­gra­phi­cal con­ven­ti­ons and rules deri­ved from them are ana­ly­zed and dis­sec­ted.

In the first module of the cou­rse this acqui­red knowledge is com­bi­ned with prac­ti­cal instruc­tion on the use of font pro­duc­tion sof­tware, which finally results in the cre­a­tion of a digi­tal type design, a revi­val. In module 2 each stu­dent designs his own font.

Agenda / Detailed programme.

The first lesson is scheduled on November the 16th, 2016.

Subscription at least 1 week before the start of the lessons.

– 2016: November 16th, December 7th
– 2017: January 11th, February 1st, February 22nd, March 8th, March 29th, April 19th, May 17th, June 14th.

Registration form.