Introduction to Digital Typography and Lettering

Event Info

This workshop takes place across four sessions:

  • Thurs, April 8th, 6–8pm ET
  • Thurs, April 15th, 6–8pm ET
  • Thurs, April 22nd, 6–8pm ET
  • Thurs, April 29th, 6–8pm ET


In this four-session course, students will gain an understanding of digital lettering processes using the Glyphs software app, demonstrating fundamental digital drawing techniques and interpolation. Students will use hamburgefortsiv fonts to learn spacing and testing techniques for word shapes, and will learn to bold the letterforms. By the end of the class, there will be time for students to have their work reviewed and consulted by other students and the instructor.

This class will also include further readings, additional content and homework assignments for students to practice what they’ve learned and to further students’ understanding of concepts.

Student should come prepared to class with a Glyphs license, and should go through the series of tutorials on the website before the first day of class. The app offers a 30 day free trial and for purchase.

This class is ideal for those with little to no knowledge of digital lettering and software use, but attain a level of appreciation for typography and letter design. Though not mandatory, working knowledge of digital design software and hand lettering is a plus.

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.


Required Materials:

  • Glyphs App license  (please read through the basic tutorials on the glyphs app website)

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.

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