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ILT academy exists to spread the teaching of type design and typography as far and wide as possible. Courses cover different script systems and are taught in a number of languages. We will soon offer additional courses centered on the business of running a foundry, including font production, sales and marketing. The academic program is curated by our CEO, Dr. Nadine Chahine, and our instructors include expert award-winning designers who are leaders in their fields.

Slow Type Design Methods

with Martin Majoor
This course is aimed at junior type designers who are looking to progress their design skills to the next level. In contrast to other courses at ILT Academy & elsewhere, the course will be analog in format focusing on a slow and deliberate approach to type design in which details play a prominent role.

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JAN 2023

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Intro to Script Type Design

with Ulrike Rausch
You will learn how to turn your lettering & calligraphy into a font. Type designer Ulrike Rausch introduces you to the font editor Glyphs, and will walk you through the process of creating your first authentic script typeface. This course is 24 hours of teaching over 4 months. No previous type design experience is necessary.

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Jan 2023–

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Intro to Greek Type Design

with Irene Vlachou
A course for anyone interested in Greek type design. Those with previous knowledge in type design will be able to progress more quickly, but the course is structured in such a way that no advance knowledge of either Greek or type design is required. The course is 24 hours of online teaching spread over 4 months.

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JAN 2023–

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Intro to Latin Type Design

with Malou Verlomme
This introductory course is 24 hours of teaching spread over 3 months. The course is for anyone interested in Latin type design! Those with previous knowledge will be able to progress more quickly, but the course is structured in such a way that no advance knowledge of type design is required.

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Glyphs Kerning & Spacing

with Rainer E. Scheichelbauer
This course will introduce you to efficient spacing and kerning workflows in Glyphs, including automating. We will especially focus on potential pitfalls, how to find and fix them, or how to avoid them from the start. Familiarity with Glyphs.app essential, basic knowledge of Python recommended.

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Font Engineering

with Rainer E. Scheichelbauer
A sound introduction to font engineering. By the end, you’ll understand how an OpenType font works internally, be able to make adjustments to a .glyphs file, manipulate a CFF and TTF post-export, produce variable fonts, and learn to track down & fix tech issues. (A parallel Python workshop can be booked separately).

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Glyphs Python Crash Course

with Rainer E. Scheichelbauer
This 10-hour course will introduce you to Python for font engineering. It will enable you to read and modify existing Python code, and get you started in writing your own code from scratch. Special attention is given to automating tasks in Glyphs. This course also works as an add-on to the ILT-Glyphs Font Engineering course.

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Glyphs Hinting

with Rainer E. Scheichelbauer
This course will introduce you to efficient hinting workflows for both CFF and TTF scenarios in Glyphs, including setting up for autohinting algorithms. We will especially focus on potential pitfalls, how to find and fix them, or how to avoid them from the start. Familiarity with Glyphs.app essential.

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Upcoming courses:

Slow Type Design Methods (Jan. 2022)

Intro to Greek Type Design (Jan. 2022)

Intro to Script Type Design (Jan. 2022)

Glyphs Hinting [full]

Glyphs Kerning & Spacing [full]

Running courses:

Intro to Latin Type Design (Fall 2022)

Font Engineering (Fall 2022)

Glyphs Python Crash Course (Fall 2022)

欧文書体デザイン入門
(Introduction to Latin Type Design)

Past courses:

Introduction to Arabic Type Design

Academy Instructors

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