Workshop Nº5 Glyphs magic day

July 6, 2018


Address Confirmed at registration. Duration: 9am—6pm.
Note to French & European: This price is without taxes, more details on the bottom of the next page.

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Friday 6 July 2018, for the first time in Paris, Georg Seifert and Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer will conduct a workshop called Glyphs magic day & variable fontsopen to everyone interested in typeface design, fonts, technology. This is a joint effort with Glyphs, unrelated to the 5-week summer course and open to every one.

Le concepteur de caractères français, et utilisateur de Glyphs au quotidien, Joachim Vu aidera les participants locaux français mal à l’aise avec la langue anglaise tout au long de la journée.


Learn how to create professional fonts and variable fonts with Glyphs. Glyphs core team Georg Seifert and Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer will hold a Glyphs magic day at TypeParis. A unique chance for all local type designers to be able to learn all the unique features of their fantastic tool. The French typeface designer, and daily Glyphs user, Joachim Vu will help French local participants feel uncomfortable with the English language throughout the day.


— create fonts and variable font from scratch
— prepare professional outlines for glyph variations
— convert an existing Multiple Master setup into a Variable Font
— trace down and fix errors, avoid potential pitfalls
— optional settings (custom parameters)
— useful scripts and plug-ins for any workflow
— export and test in AI and web browsers
— animate a glyph in a web browser (the fun part!)

You will be taken through a professional font production, variable Font workflow, with ample opportunity for questions and feedback. On the part one, focus will be on designing and producing fonts on Glyphs as well more general topics will be addressed. A very good opportunity to meet the Glyphs core team and share your suggestions, and questions about font design, production. The part two will focus on Variable Font: Multiple Master technology, interpolation, and all the small details who makes the difference.


Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2.5 preinstalled, make sure you updated to the latest beta: Glyphs > Preferences > Updates: enable Cutting Edge Versions and check for updates.


Limited to 20 attendees:
– Type designers who use Glyphs as well others font design tools. No level required, from beginners to ultra pro.
– It’s in English, mais les francophones sont bienvenus, et seront assistés par Joachim Vu pour une meilleur compréhension des cours en anglais.

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