Scriptology: The Art of Successful Script Typefaces

Swashes. Tails. Flourishes. Let anatomy, geometry, and calligraphy get you thinking about the practical design foundations of logotype while learning to refine your letterforms. In this workshop, you’ll calibrate your mouse and/or pen tablet to explore the personality of script lettering.

Starting on paper, then moving to the digital medium, two instructors from Los Angeles based TypeEd will walk you through the characteristics and anatomy of script typefaces while demonstrating how to specify, manipulate and build marks for scores of design applications.

Attendees will learn about readability, angle, stroke variation and translating letterforms while working with vectors and bézier curves. By the end, participants will understand how to:

  • manipulate script anatomy without losing letterform integrity
  • create cohesive and consistent characteristics
  • build wordmarks / lettered artwork that is balanced and polished

What you’ll need:

  • Bring a fully-charged laptop that can accept USB drives
  • Your preferred input device(s): mouse, trackpad, or stylus and tablet
  • Adobe Illustrator software (a free trial can be found on Adobe's Web Site)

Seating for this workshop is limited to just 45, please reserve yours today.

This workshop aims to progress through typographic development in a manner beneficial to designers of all skill levels.

Fonts are technically on loan to students while attending this TypeEd workshop. Your participation in the workshop means you voluntarily agree to the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) for each type foundry. You may be provided imagery and font files for use in design exercises during the session for educational purposes. No licenses or usage rights will be transferred to me for any reason. You may not use, sell or transfer the files to another party. Your registration means that you have read the release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents.

Thank you to TCU for kindly donating the venue for this event.
More information on locating the venue can be found here:

When & Where
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Rees-Jones Hall
2901 West Lowden Street
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Currently Registered