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[BKARTS] type design workshop @ Cooper Union NYC

Here is a great opportunity for aspiring
type designers to learn from a pro.
This class is being offered through Cooper Union's
Continuing Education department this summer
for more info or to register call (212) 353-4195

Principles of Type Design
John Downer
2 sessions
Saturday and Sunday, June 19-June 20, 9:30am-4:30pm

John Downer, a professional type designer and lettering artist, will teach letterform proportions, optical weight adjustment & spacing. He will demonstrate both with a lettering brush and on the computer. Font editing software: Fontographer & TypeTool. Students need no prior lettering experience, but proficiency on the computer is a prerequisite. Also, students should bring to class original sketches for the letters H,D,O and n,o,p to scan. (No tracings or copies of previously-published type, please. All drawings should be first-generation artwork: pencil on paper.) Students may bring their own laptops to class, provided that a licensed copy of *both* Fontographer and TypeTool is installed. No unlicensed copies of these font programs will be permitted.
Mr. Tal Leming of House Industries will assist with the teaching.
Tal is coauthor of RoboFab, a type design toolkit utilizing both
Python scripting and FontLab. He is a typographic designer, a
type designer, and a font technology specialist.


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