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2-Day Workshop: Designing Type with Mark Simonson

April 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - April 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Start a Glyphs font project with renowned type designer Mark Simonson:
Mark is an independent type designer working out of his home in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Mark was variously a graphic designer, art director, illustrator, and lettering artist before becoming a full-time type designer in 2005. He is probably best known for designing the typeface Proxima Nova. Learn more about Mark in our interview here.

No prior knowledge of type design necessary, some experience with vector graphics useful.

Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled.

Start a font project with renowned type designer Mark Simonson. You will learn how to:

sketch letters by hand
turn your sketches into pristine outlines
derive more letters from the drawings
apply optical corrections
balance the sidebearings of your letters
kerning letter pairs
construct diacritics
construct uppercase letters
test and improve your design

… and many more details of the type design process. Glyphs team member Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer will assist Mark.

Attendees receive a time-limited Glyphs license for free, and can purchase a full, unlimited personal license of the software at a discount.

Lunch is included.


April 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am
April 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
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Type Directors Club
t: 212-633-8943


Type Directors Club
347 W 36th St Suite 603
New York, NY 10018 United States
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