Type Thursday
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Type Thursday

Create Your Own Font in 48 hours

We talk to Jake Fleming, one of the founders of the type-themed hackathon Type Jam.

Kara in discussion with Michelle about her lettering project at GoogleNYC
Jake Fleming

Take a picture of a sign or two, derive rules from that limited character set and try to get as complete of a character set as you can in the little time you have this weekend.

Winston Scully during the introductory workshop
Work In Progress: sketching letters
  1. How complete is the character set?
  2. Do the characters feel like they belong to each other?
  3. How original is the approach?
Sketching out the winning font
Looking at samples
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Ulrik Hogrebe

Design Director at WeWork, former CD @ frog design and BBC News & The World Service. CIID alumni/faculty. Designs type, slowly.