Workshop: Type Design for Non-Type Designers
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19.04.24 09:00 - 14:00

20.04.24 09:00 - 14:00

Riot studio


Go beyond choosing the same typefaces from the type menu to creating your own! In this two-day class, you will learn the basics of designing and generating a variable font with the font-design software Glyphs (Mac only).

On the first day, we will learn the basics of drawing a font, draw our first few letters, generate the font, and use it in an Adobe app or a web browser. Then we will add additional letters to the font, learn how to space them, add diacritics and punctuation.

On the second day, we will design a bold version of the same typeface, create a variable font—and make it animate in a web browser.

At the end of the class, you will not have a finished font, but a respectable start and a good understanding about how fonts are made. And maybe you’ll become a type design addict. You have been warned.


Matteo Bologna è un designer grafico italiano, nato a Milano nel 1964. Ha fondato la Mucca Design, uno studio di design grafico con sede a New York e Milano, noto per il lavoro di branding, packaging, design editoriale e web design per importanti marchi come il New York Times, Whole Foods Market, J.P. Morgan, Lavazza e altri ancora.

Bologna ha ricevuto numerosi premi e riconoscimenti per il suo lavoro e ha anche insegnato design grafico alla School of Visual Arts di New York.