Making Typeface Families
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Making Typeface Families includes drawing a complete alphabet start to finish, then building on to add bold, italics, small caps, glyphs, and other Open Type features including language support. Topics will include researching and sourcing references, translating concepts from rough pencil sketches to digitized finishes, and establishing cohesiveness in a small trial range of selected characters. Versions and variations on each letter will be explored in a detailed study of each component, and students will establish how these parts need to come together in a logical way to form a set of related letters and eventually, an entire typeface.

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Making Typeface Families includes drawing a complete alphabet start to finish, then building on to add bold, italics, small caps, glyphs, and other Open Type features including language support. Topics will include researching and sourcing references, translating concepts from rough pencil sketches to digitized finishes, and establishing cohesiveness in a small trial range of selected characters. Versions and variations on each letter will be explored in a detailed study of each component, and students will establish how these parts need to come together in a logical way to form a set of related letters and eventually, an entire typeface.