Sorbonne University, Campus Pierre and Marie Curie, 4 Pl. Jussieu. Check in 15 minutes before session start time.
The parametric approach to type design is back and better than ever! Learn how to do it right with our workshop, which teaches you how to use your favorite type design tool, Glyphs powered with LTTR/INK to achieve professional outcomes.
Early ideas of parametric type design were limited and not easily accessible to type designers. Systems like Metafont or Prototypo have prescribed sets of parameters, and customisation of the sets requires deep technical expertise.
However, with LTTR/INK, the stroke contrast plugin for Glyphs and the Variable Font preview, you can truly create parametric designs and your own parameters with little practice.
We have spent recent years developing the method — skeleton type design approach, and now we are happy to share this. You’ll learn how to use LTTR/INK and Glyphs components to create your own parametric system and develop unlimited font styles on top of your basic system. How to manage the system and export it to variable fonts or a parametric application web application.
The workshop requires participants to be familiar with Glyphs and be able to run the latest version of Glyphs 3 on their Mac computers. We will provide all necessary licenses during the workshop.
Please, consider having installed the following software prior to the workshop:
Workshop participants are kindly asked to bring their Mac laptops.
Workshop duration: 6 hours
Total number of spots available: 20