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Type Design Course MELBOURNE: Saturday 16th August 2014, 10am-5pm.

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Hosted by CATC Design School and Billy Blue College of Design,
Saturday 16th August 2014,
595 Little Collins St, Melbourne,
10am–5pm

Always wanted to design your own typeface but don’t know where to start?

This one-day workshop will introduce you to the techniques of type design. It will cover the following:

• General typeface design principles
• The basics of legibility
• Proportions and weight
• Introduction to character sets
• Ligatures and special characters 
• Efficient vectoring techniques
• Introduction to FontLab
• Metrics and spacing methods
• Kerning
• Naming  for families
• Generating, installing and testing

Participants will require their own laptop computer with Adobe Illustrator (or equivalent) and font-production software (such as FontLab or Glyphs).
Participants will leave with the skills to create a working digital typeface of their own. 

TUTOR: WAYNE THOMPSON
WAYNE is Type Designer and principal of Australian Type Foundry and has over 100 typefaces to his credit. He is also an experienced teacher, currently delivering Typography classes at the University of Newcastle, NSW.

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COST: $297 inc GST

 

 



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• Generating, installing and testing