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What would you like to learn? ILT academy exists to promote expert teaching of type design and typography. Courses cover different script systems and are taught in a number of languages. We’ll soon offer additional courses centered on the business of running a foundry, including font production, sales and marketing. Our instructors include award-winning designers who are leaders in their fields.

TYPE

Workshop: Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers

with Matteo Bologna & Rainer Scheichelbauer
Go beyond choosing the same typefaces from the type menu to creating your own! In this two-day class, you’ll learn the basics of designing & generating a variable font with the Glyphs app (Mac only). Then you’ll get to use your very own font!

EN

Feb 11–12

Glyphs Python Crash Course

with Rainer Scheichelbauer
A 10-hour course introducing you to Python for font engineering. It will teach you to read and modify existing Python code, and get you started writing your own code from scratch. Special attention is given to automating tasks in Glyphs. You can also book this course as an add-on to the Font Engineering course.

EN

Spring ’23

portrait of Rainer Scheichelbauer on stage
Font Engineering

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

EN

Spring ’23

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 over 4 months.

EN

Jan. 19

Intro to Script Type Design

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

EN

Jan. 18

Glyphs Kerning & Spacing

with Rainer Scheichelbauer
This course introduces 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 is recommended.

EN

COMPLETE

Glyphs Hinting

with Rainer Scheichelbauer
This course introduces 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.

EN

COMPLETE

Intro to Latin Type Design

with Malou Verlomme
This introductory course is 24 hours of online teaching over 3 months. It’s 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. Beginners welcome!

EN

COMPLETE

欧文書体デザイン入門

with Toshi Omagari
この入門コースでは、合計24時間の講習を4ヶ月にわたってお届けします。コースの後半になると、書体を制作していただくペースに合わせて隔週開催になります。このコースは欧文書体のデザインに興味のある方向けに、欧文タイポグラフィの事前知識の有無に関係なく受講できるような内容になっております。

JP

COMPLETE

Intro to Arabic type Design

with Dr Nadine Chahine
This introductory course is 24 hours of online teaching over 4 months. The course is for anyone interested in Arabic type design! No advance knowledge of either Arabic or type design is required. However, participants need to have a strong background in design principles and DTP applications.

EN

COMPLETE

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Upcoming courses:

Workshop: Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers
(Feb. 11–12, 2023)

Glyphs Python Crash Course
(from Feb. 21, 2023)

Font Engineering
(from March 2, 2023)

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