Practica Program—Two: Expansion

Expand your typeface and your perspective on type design

Author: Practica Type

Immerse yourself in the world of type design while surrounded by the support of industry professionals and a community of like-minded typophiles. Practica Program—Two: Expansion—the live, online program is for designers who already have the beginnings of a typeface, but want to build it out into a multi-weight family. By the end, you’ll be ready to tackle more complex projects with more confidence, and will have a better understanding of contemporary type design practice.

– 18-week type design course
– Lectures, feedback sessions, and font file reviews
– All sessions are live and online
– Tuition is set on a sliding scale
– Sessions are held in English
– Free trial Glyphs license

What you will learn:
• Designing according to the intended use of your font
• Building a strong visual system
• Structuring font families and their design spaces
• Creating new weights or styles through interpolation
• Developing a more efficient and reflective type design process
• Expanding character sets and designing diacritics
• Keeping yourself motivated throughout development
• The importance of writing systems outside Latin
• Insight into the professional world of typeface design

Practica Program—Two: Expansion

Lead Instructors: Nicole Dotin (Process Type Foundry) and Sol Matas
Visiting Instructors: Rutherford Craze (Mass-Driver), Kalapi Gajjar-Bordawekar (Universal Thirst), Cyrus Highsmith (Occupant Fonts), Aleksandra Samuļenkova, Alice Savoie, Nina Stössinger (Frere-Jones Type)
Applications: start September 14th, 2022 (space is limited)

January 19th to May 30th, 2023,
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12 p.m. CST (Chicago)

The program is now two complementary courses, “Practica One and Two,” that can be taken back-to-back or separately, totaling 24 weeks in all (with a nice break in between).

All details are available here!