What We Do

Understanding Fonts brings type design to graphic designers.

Events are held internationally on the following topics:

  • How to earn money through type design and libre fonts
  • How to use web fonts to improve your web typography
  • How to design a typeface on your own
  • How to design a typeface collaboratively in a group
  • How to engineer a font
  • How to engineer a font collaboratively in a group
  • How to design typefaces and engineer fonts for screen/web use
  • The history of libre software
  • The history of typeface design
  • The history of font technology

Event formats include presentations, lectures, personal tutorial sessions and practical classes.

Events can scale from 1 hour to 5 days, and can be run with or without computers – the minimum requirements are simply paper, pencils and a love of letters!

Host an Event

If you’d like an event in your college or city, let Dave know (dave@understandingfonts.com) and feel free to request a workshop in any location.