Creating your own typography

A course by Wete , Graphic Designer and Typography Artist

Graphic Designer and Typography Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2010

Learn to design your own typeface and create graphic artwork with personality

  • 98% positive reviews (169)
  • 3732 students
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn to design your own typeface and create graphic artwork with personality

A course by Wete

Have you ever stopped to look at a font—with its sharp lines, flowing curves, and impeccable precision—and wondered how this modern-day work of art was created? Better yet, have you ever toyed with the idea of designing your own? Perhaps the thought has crossed your mind, but you've never dared to take the first step. While the path ahead may seem daunting, graphic designer and typography specialist Wete is here to guide you. With his typography-driven approach to graphic design, he has spent years creating his own display typefaces and sharing them on his website, Ultra Types. He has also worked with renowned clients such as Adobe, HP, Mobile World Congress, and W Hotels, among many others.

In this course, embark on an adventure through the world of typography, learning to create your own typeface step by step. Wete walks you through the entire process, from analyzing historical examples for inspiration to sketching out a design and capturing it digitally in the form of a fully functional typeface that will make your graphic artwork stand out.

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What will you learn in this online course?

24 lessons & 18 downloads

The letter
8 minutes, 44 seconds
Sketching methods
14 minutes, 13 seconds
Digitization
6 minutes, 3 seconds
Grid construction
15 minutes, 10 seconds
  • 98% positive reviews (169)
  • 3732 students
  • 24 lessons (2h 55m)
  • 18 additional resources (12 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 08/25/2020

What is this course's project?

Create a poster for a movie or music festival with your very own font.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Graphic designers and all typography lovers who want to create their own typeface.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of graphic design and typography is recommended. You also need paper and pencil, an eraser, a ruler, and a computer with Adobe Illustrator and Glyphs installed.


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3732 Students
169 Reviews
98% Positive ratings
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Wete

A course by Wete

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Graphic Designer and Typography Artist

Juanra, better known as Wete, is a graphic designer specialized in typography. After working for various studios in Barcelona, he decided to carve out his own path and focus on what he loved most: typography. With that goal in mind, he founded his own studio, and alongside several friends, he created Ultra Types, a small online type foundry that specializes in display typefaces with a unique approach that sets it apart from larger type foundries.

He has worked on projects for top brands like Adobe, HP, Reebok, Desigual, W Hotels, and Mobile World Congress, among others. His work has also been featured in The Complete Guide to Designing Handmade Type by Charlotte Rivers, Page Unlimited (Sandu 360 Japan), Typodarium, Étapes, Computer Arts, and many more.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Introduction
    • References and designers of interest
    • What are we going to see in the course?
  • U2

    The letter

    • The letter
    • Geometric typography and modular systems
    • Sketching methods
  • U3

    Create fonts with Illustrator

    • Digitization
    • Grid construction
    • Derivation of the alphabet: theory
    • Derivation of the alphabet: application
  • U4

    Working with Glyphs

    • Menus and work tools
    • Technical aspects
    • Place our characters
    • Metrics and Kernings: explanation
    • Metrics and Kernings: application
    • Accents
  • U5

    Export and Apply

    • Export the final file
    • Application of our typography
  • U6

    Appendix: course Fontlab

    • We open Fontlab and take a look around 1
    • We open Fontlab and take a look around 2
    • Place our characters
    • Metrics and Kernings: application
    • Accents
    • Export the final file
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creating your own typography

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Creating your own typography. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Wete

Creating your own typography

A course by Wete
Graphic Designer and Typography Artist. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined November 2010
  • 98% positive reviews (169)
  • 3732 students