Type Camp 2012, Day 1
This June I was finally able to join Shelley Gruendler and Tiffany Wardle at Type Camp in Templeton, CA. The challenge was to present the basics of typeface design through practical hands-on exercises, without the aid of font editing software.

For the first assignment, participants drew overtop of their broad-edge pen writing, modifying the letterforms while variables such as weight, width and contrast were explored. After a few potential directions were determined, students hashed out a select character set and hand-assembled test specimens to evaluate the strength of their designs. The final exercise of the week would build on the ideas developed during this initial exercise.

Posted Thursday June 21, 2012