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TYPOTHON Summer School


TYPOTHON Summer School

TYPOTHON Summer School as an intensive 5-day type design academy with focus on the fundamentals of type design as a craft. The curriculum will consist of history, theory and hands-on type design. We will work analogue with calligraphy and sketching as well as digitally with Glyphs.

During the 5 days participants will begin designing and producing a professional font, and get the tools to continue working on it.

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Two-day masterclass with Bruno Maag


Two-day Masterclass

Two-day masterclass with Bruno Maag & Eleni Beveratou. This workshop aims to give participants a complete understanding of the parameters to assess when choosing a typeface to fit a brief.

Dalton Maag is an international team of 40 type designers, font developers and creative directors spanning 20 nationalities. With an agile team structure and workflow, they handle custom font projects that are both sizeable and complex, in collaboration with global brands. You might have come across their work for Google, Netflix, Amazon, Intel, Nokia and Rio 2016.

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Talk by Krot & Krass


Type Talk

It is time! Krot & Krass have crossed the Atlantic to introduce their work to mainland Europe. Krot & Krass have become known for their flavourful fonts, large scale mural work and moonshine induced parties. The duo has been in cahoots for several years now, always finding its unity in the making and design of letters.

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Workshop by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer


Start Your First Font in Glyphs

Start your first font in Glyphs. Introduction to type design in three sessions where you learn how to sketch and digitize letters. Rainer Scheichelbauer is a part of the Glyphs team and creates typefaces, teaches type design and gives type design workshops. He runs type service office Schriftlabor in Vienna.

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Talk by Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer


Making a Difference with Fonts

Contrary to popular belief, fonts are not merely beautiful hobbies for type nerds or simple tools for any task, but can really make a difference. Join Rainer Scheichelbauer on a tour through the political side of type design.

Font Gamification. Can animations be put into fonts? And what about games? Learn the answer to these questions in the second part of Scheichelbauer's talk.

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Talk and Workshop by Or Type


Experimental Type Design

Or Type challenge the conventions of typographic tradition by designing typefaces that have their own reason for being, rather than filling a gap in the font market.

Recent projects include the release of the type family Separat and the design of a custom typeface for the Swedish fashion brand ARKET. Or Type will talk about the history of their type foundry and some of their key typefaces – and how to work together over long distance.

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Talk and Workshop by Trine Rask


Type Design – Varied or Variable?

Type design is many things: letter – word – text – type family. Historical and practical elements play an important role together with aesthetics and design, from brief to finished font.

With the new type format Variable Font, it is “easy” to generate a huge type family from few masters. But will it impact the design process, so we end up with less interesting and varied type designs?

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Talk and Workshop by René Sørensen


Drawing ‘n’ and ‘p’ in Glyphs

Focusing on designing and building two letters of the alphabet (n & p), this workshop will touch upon drawing letters by hand, digitizing your sketches in Glyphs and the basics around creating a font.

René Sune Sørensen will share his knowledge and guide the participants through the steps of drawing, digitizing and building a font.

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