📍 Amsterdam, Netherlands
On February, 15th 2020 digital design agency GRRR and Neon Moiré organize a one day workshop about variable fonts. The workshop is lead by Arthur Reinders Folmer from Typearture. You will learn about the variable font technology and how to implement it in CSS, but you will also create a working variable font yourself!
What will be covered?
- Introduction: what are variable fonts, how does it work, what are the possibilities?
- Glyphs app: how to create a letter, how to make it variable?
- Creation: design one or more characters in Glyphs
- Implementation: export to variable font file, set up css and html page
- Playing: test and refine the variable font
What hardware/software do I need?
- A Macbook(Pro)
- A vector drawing program as mentioned above
- If possible: a pre-installed version or free trial of Glyphs App
- Something for making a lot of notes.
The workshop is open to everyone interested in typeface design and technology. There is a maximum of 30 participants.
About Typearture (Workshop Leader)
Typearture is Arthur Reinders Folmer. From his base in Haarlem, he runs an illustration and design studio called Arthus and under the name Typearture he creates typefaces that are highly conceptual, illustrative or ornamental.
Arthur likes to play with the limitations of type technology. His fonts are not just collections of glyphs, but typefaces that use the conventions of type design and written language to tell their stories. To weave stories throughout a typeface, connecting A to Z and the Lemniscate to Question mark. To give each character has its place and meaning, making each keystroke a small tale in itself.
With the recent introduction of variable fonts and increasing support for color fonts, his adventures continue, using these new technologies to experiment further, hoping to find new methods for type design and use of typography.
About the hosts
Jeroen Disch is Design Lead at digital design agency GRRR. Also writer of Halfvet, a biweekly newsletter about digital design and typography.
Thomas Dahmis an independent graphic designer/developer and creator of Neon Moiré, an online platform for design conference organizers and visitors.