Web Type

Type Design Basics

Demo Glyphs file

For our variable font project, we will be using Glyphs. Please download the full version and use the free trial for purposes of this class. If you find that you would like to continue drawing beyond the span of this project, there are discounted student licenses that Glyphs provides. Glyphs has some robust tutorials as well as an active forum, which may be useful in your research.

Below are some key terms we will be using in type design. Begin with the Glyphs tutorial on Multiple Masters.



In order for a glyph to interpolate across masters, it needs compatible outlines, which means satisfying the following conditions.