How to create a font from start to finish
Surely you have ever thought Why do not I design my own typeface? And in the end you have not thrown yourself, maybe you have missed the excuse or maybe you do not know where to start. You have to do this course!
The Wete course in Domestika is all you need to start your adventure as a typographer. It is an intensive course in which you will learn to create your own fonts or typographic systems. Parallel to the main practical exercise, we will analyze several projects in which typography and its design play a fundamental role and we will review historical background that can support our knowledge about typography. The objective is to incorporate the design of types to our professional life as a useful and differentiating tool.
What's included in this course?
Excellent multimedia material and documentation distributed in several units.
Throughout the course we will discuss references and designers of interest. We will make a brief introduction to the typography, classification, parts of the letter and elements that compose it. We will see examples of where we want to go in addition to discover different methods to draw the letter. Then we will analyze several examples of modular typefaces to see how to deal with a project of this type. We will also see how to digitize our project and how to create the Illustrator document to be able to pass our type to Fontlab without problems. We will discover more in depth the tools necessary to work our typography in Fontlab. And finally, we will learn to export the file in order to install our typography on the computer.
What is this course project?
The final (voluntary) exercise consists of applying this new typography to a specific project.
Who is it aimed at?
To graphic designers and lovers of typography.
It is not necessary to have previous experience in anything, although basic knowledge of graphic design and typography are appreciated. We will use Adobe Illustrator and Fontlab.
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I'm Juanra but everyone knows me as Wete. I'm a graphic designer and passionate about typography. It all started at the age of 14, I spent my childhood painting graffiti and drawing letters, with 19 I started the technical engineering career in public works but I soon realized that what I really liked was graphic design. After spending my time in several studios in Barcelona, I decided to start on my own and dedicate myself to what I like the most: typography. As a result of that I started my own studio and with the help of several friends I created Ultra Types, a small online foundry specializing in display types and that is far from the proposals of large online castings (here all types have the same role).