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.
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.