That’s right. After 15+ years of using and perusing fonts off the shelf, I’m finally experimenting with making my own.
It’s been eons since I took an actual typography course, and I love learning from others, so I signed up for a class taught by veteran branding and design maestro, Matteo Bologna, called ‘Type Design for Non-Type Designers.’
It felt great to connect with other branding and design professionals who were looking to expand their skills, all from different time zones across the globe. It was also quite a treat to get tips from one of the creators of THE premiere font-designing app (Glyphs), Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer.
On the last day of class, the other half of the Glyphs font design and software developing duo, Georg Seifert, made a cameo. The students and I then spent the rest of the class watching him design a handful of glyphs with the effortlessness of a magician performing a trick for the thousandth time. Wow.
MAYBE! (Maybe, as in, YES.) Stay tuned.