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newcastle: principles of Typeface design

How do you begin when designing a typeface? Definitely not with A and B! The first thing you will learn in this course is that letters have common DNA and, if you design the right ones first, you can apply that DNA across the rest of the alphabet. This make your typeface more legible but also quicker to produce! But it's still bloody hard, so you also get personal guidance from local legend Wayne Thompson

Much more than just a workshop, this is a professional-level course in a difficult-to-study subject. Over 8 weeks, you will learn about drawing letters to maximise legibility, techniques for drawing both on paper and in-computer, and you will graduate with a digital typeface that you can type on your own keyboard.

Tuesday nights for 8 weeks
Commencing Tuesday 28 February, 2017
6pm – 9pm
Hosted by Pumphouse School of Design,
24 Greenway Street, Wickham (Newcastle) NSW


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