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ATypI 2013 Day 1

These are live blog notes from the ATypI 2013 conference in Amsterdam Day 1 Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something here is […]

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New Workshops: Kyiv & Lviv, Ukraine, December 2012

Last week I was contacted by Alexei Vanyashin (an expert in Latin and Cyrillic type design. Originally from Moscow, Russia) about doing some type design workhops in the Ukraine with Octavio Pardo, one of my co-instructors at the very first Crafting Type event in August. We’re now set to run 4 events there in the […]

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Announcing FontForge Workshop in Lurs, France, August

UPDATE! The workshop is now discounted by 25% I will run an informal 3-day FontForge-based typeface design workshop in beautiful Lurs, southern France, during August 16-18. This event is intended for beginners and tickets are €100  €76 please contact Camille Boulouis ( to book a place. Workshop Details This 3 day workshop inspires beginners with […]

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ATypI 2012: Proposal Accepted

My proposal to present ttfautohint with Eben Sorkin has been accepted, so I will be in Hong Kong in October! Here is the proposal text: Title: ttfautohint: libre autohinting for web fonts Hinting TrueType fonts can be a slow and expensive process, but it is required by Windows XP, and many fonts lack good hinting […]

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Annoucing Crafting Type

Crafting Type is an intensive 5-Day Digital Type Workshop in Edmonton, Canada. August 27 – 31. Learn more at

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Events in Mexico

(Poster, Copyright (c) 2012, Ricardo Velázquez, Karina Diaz Barriga) (Poster, Copyright (c) 2012, All Rights Reserved) (Poster, Copyright (c) 2012, La Cultura Libre, All Rights Reserved) I have arrived in Mexico City and have a very packed schedule! There is also a Spanish “Dave Crossland en México” website with more details about the events here. […]


Photos from Bogota

Jaime Romero took some great photos of my type sketching workshop, at the Facultad de Mercadeo, Comunicación y Artes at the Politécnico Grancolombiano in Bogotá, Colombia ( in February 2012. There is also a news article about the workshop on the University website.

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Poster: Events in Bogotá, Colombia

Download PDF I have prepared a simple poster for the events coming up this week in Bogotá, Colombia: Martes 14/2 – Workshop: Type Sketching / Taller: Tipo de Dibujo 14:00-17:00 Universidad Politécnico Gran Colombiano Miércoles 15/2 – Lecture: Libre Type Culture / Conferencia: Cultura Tipografía Libre 10:00-12:00 Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Hemiciclo Jueves 16/2 – […]

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Please Support Metamaquina 3D

Felipe Sanches has co-founded a libre culture company in Brasil that is developing 3D printing technologies, MetaMaquina 3D. To start the business, they are raising seed funding using the crowd-funding service Catarse is similar to KickStarter, the most famous crowd funding service, which is only for those with a bank account in the USA; […]

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Report: Lecture and Workshop at University of Aveiro, Portugal

Pedro Amado has kindly written a detailed review (in Portuguese) of my lecture and workshop last month at the University of Aveiro, Portugal: Thanks to Pedro for organizing this event and his dedication to documenting it – including editing and publishing a video: Dave Crossland @ UA from Pedro Amado on Vimeo. Dave Crossland’s […]

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