This four-day, in person workshop takes place at CBA on Tuesdays, January 17–February 7 from 6-8pm ET.
- Tuesday, January 17th, 6pm-8pm ET
- Tuesday, January 24th, 6pm-8pm ET
- Tuesday, January 30th, 6pm-8pm ET
- Tuesday, February 7th, 6pm-8pm ET
Registration for this workshop closes January 10 at 11:59pm.
About the Workshop:
“Why design more letterforms?” “Why make new fonts?”
We would never ask “why do we keep making music”? Yet the question is asked consistently about why type designers and lettering artists produce new fonts and lettering. Typography, like music, is an ever evolving reflection of the human condition and our need to express ourselves to one another. While this class probably won’t illuminate the deeper mysteries of the human need to communicate, it will elucidate the technical processes by which we produce letterforms and digital typography.
In this four-session course, students will gain an understanding of digital lettering processes using Glyphs (type design software). Students will draw a basic character-set, learning spacing and testing techniques along the way. Students will have their work reviewed and critiqued by fellow students and the instructor.
There are a total of 12 spots open in this small-group workshop. If you cannot comfortably pay tuition but are interested in taking this class, please consider filling out our financial assistance application here. We will notify you of your scholarship status before the start date of the class.
About the Instructor
Mirko Velimirovic is a Lettering Artist, Type Designer, and Font Engineer working in NYC. Currently he contributes work to Darden studio, and open source variable font projects on Github. In 2019 through January of 2020 he was the chapter lead of Type Thursday NYC. He has guest lectured in classes on type design at SVA, and ECUAD. When he’s not doing calligraphy, he spends his time wrangling difficult software problems in FOSS and NDA font projects. The rest of the time he spends entertaining his two cats.
Top image: detail of Mirko Velimirovic, Digital Typography and Lettering. All images courtesy of the instructor.
Class size is limited to ensure an optimal participant to Instructor ratio. Register now before spots fill up! Registration for this workshop closes on January 10 at 11:59pm.