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ILT Academy exists to promote expert teaching of type design, font production and typography.

Our programs: Type Design & Typography  |  Font Engineering & Glyphs

Type Design & Typography

Intro to Script Type Design

with Ulrike Rausch
Turn your lettering & calligraphy into a font. Ulrike will guide you through the process of creating your first authentic script typeface.

EN

Sept 4–

Intro to Latin Type Design

with Malou Verlomme
For everyone interested in Latin type design. No advance knowledge of type design is required. Complete beginners welcome!

EN

Sept 17

TYPE

Workshop: Typeface Design for Non-Type Designers

with Matteo Bologna & Rainer Scheichelbauer
Ever wanted to design your own typeface? In this two-day class, you’ll learn the basics of designing & generating a variable font with Glyphs app.

EN

Sept 21–22

Intro to Ruqaa

with Toshi Omagari
For those who already have a background in Arabic type design and would like to master the versatile Ruqaa style!

EN

IN PROGRESS

Intro to Arabic Type Design

with Dr Nadine Chahine
No advance knowledge of either Arabic or type design is required. Beginners from a design background welcome.

EN

IN PROGRESS

Intro to Greek Type Design

with Irene Vlachou
Ideal for anyone interested in Greek type design. No advance knowledge of Greek or type design required.

EN

COMPLETE

Lettering to Font Workshop

Lettering to Font Workshop

with Francis Chouquet
In this fun, two-day workshop, you will learn how to transform any lettering into a professional font.

EN

TBC

Mastering Web Typography

Mastering Web Typography

with Elliot Jay Stocks
For those wanting to up their typographic game, join this interactive two-day workshop.

EN

TBC

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。

JP

TBC

Intermediate Arabic Type Design

Arabic Type Design (Intermediate)

with Dr Nadine Chahine
For those who have already taken an intro course with Nadine, or are at beginner level and would like to advance their skills.

EN

IN PROGRESS

Intro to Cyrillic Type Design

with Aleksandra Samuļenkova
For anyone who’s interested in learning about the Cyrillic script, or for those interested in expanding their type design skills.

EN

COMPLETE

دورة تمهيدية في تصميم الخط العربي الطباعي

مع د. ندين شاهين: ربيع ٢٠٢٣
تتألف هذه الدورة التمهيدية من ٢٤ ساعة من التدريس موزعة على ٤ أشهر وهي متاحة لأي شخص مهتم بتصميم الخط العربي! يحتاج المشاركون إلى خلفية قوية في مبادئ التصميم الغرافيكي وبرامجه. يتم تدريس الدورة باللغة العربية.

AR

COMPLETE


Font Engineering & Glyphs

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. (A parallel Python workshop is free to students of this course.)

EN

COMPLETE

Glyphs Python Crash Course

with Rainer Scheichelbauer
A 6-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. This course is available free of charge when you register for the Font Engineering course.

EN

COMPLETE

Advanced Tech for Sloped Arabic

with Toshi Omagari
Six hours of teaching over 3 weeks. This course is for intermediate to expert level designers who want to make an Arabic typeface with sloped baseline, but do better than simply positioning “entry” and “exit” anchors. Participants need to be familiar with the basics of Arabic type design and Glyphs, and open for manual OpenType coding.

EN

July 17–

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 recommended.

EN

COMPLETE

a letter M in Glyphs app

Variable Fonts Workshop

with Rainer Scheichelbauer
Finally make the move from static to variable font design! You’ll learn to create your own variable fonts, including drawing for delta interpolation, setting up axes, masters and instances, making the most of OpenType features for variable fonts, and much more!

EN

TBC

Advanced Post-Production

with Rainer Scheichelbauer
Take control of your compiled OpenType font after exporting from Glyphs, and automate post-production. Topics covered: Manipulate fonts with FontTools/ttxl; build your own command-line tools; set up fontbakery tests; & write shell scripts for automating post-production.

EN

TBC

Workshop: Color Fonts

with Rainer Scheichelbauer
In this two-day workshop, you will learn about all major color font formats and how they are implemented in Glyphs. You’ll also learn about their potentials and their limits, and how to prepare a design for multiple formats. Everything you need to know to get started designing color fonts!

EN

COMPLETE

a letter M in Glyphs app

Glyphs Power Up Workshop

with Rainer Scheichelbauer
Take your Glyphs skills to the next level with a half-day session loaded with tips, tricks and the gems hidden in the depths of your favorite font editor. Topics covered include: paths, harmonizing, batch-editing, extensions, components, and much more!

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

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