Design Your Own Fonts: From Paper to Screen

Natanael Gama, Type Designer

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13 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Let's Start

      1:45
    • 2. The ABC's of Sketching

      4:08
    • 3. Diagnose: Sketching Your First Letters

      3:32
    • 4. Improve Your Sketch

      2:12
    • 5. File – New. Digitize Your First Letter

      6:00
    • 6. It's “On”

      4:35
    • 7. Extending

      4:32
    • 8. A Pain in The “S”

      6:50
    • 9. Diagonals

      5:49
    • 10. Therapists Need Good Spacing

      5:08
    • 11. Kern Nerd

      4:04
    • 12. Export and Print

      5:50
    • 13. Do it All Over Again

      0:48
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Project Description

Design your own font!

ASSIGNEMENT

Your assignment is to design a lowercase english alphabet.

Sketch some letters, sketch some more until you have a clear idea of what you want your font to look like. Bring your idea to screen using the bezier tool. Make optical corrections, space the glyphs and take a look at some kern pairs. Export and have fun!

DELIVERABLE

Upload this:

  • A picture/scan of the “diagnose” sketch
  • A screenshot of the node structure of some glyphs
  • A poster sampling your new font


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RESOURCES

Font Editors:
Glyphs (the one I'm be using on this class)
FontForge (a free font editor)

Sample Text:
Adhesion Text

Plugins:
Remix Tools

My Work:
NDISCOVERED

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Video Credits:
Recording and Editing: Nuno Conceição
Intro Animation: Rafael Silva
Theme Music: Simão Chaves
Other Music: Kevin MacLeod



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