John HudsonInterpolating the FutureTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 10:00 am | CupolaNow that variable fonts have (re)introduced interpolable variation into the OpenType format, how else might the technology be used to improve specific aspects of micro-typographic layout? John Hudson presents a series of examples of possible nested glyph variation within font-level ...16
Akiem Helmling, Bas JacobsIf you want something new, you have to stop doing something oldTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 3:00 pm | CupolaConsidering type designers as the astronauts in the typographic universe, OpenType Variable Fonts could be regarded as the new spaceship created and kindly provided by the industry. And why it’s already great: everything works perfectly and is cleverly engineered. Yet ...21
Werner Lemberg, Sascha BrawerThe ‘noto-hinted’ projectTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 2:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishCommissioned by Google, the ‘noto-hinted’ project (set up at github) was the driving force behind ttfautohint in the last two years. The goal is to provide good automatic hinting for the Noto font family, covering a large set of scripts. ...14
Jeff WuImplementation of Chinese Fonts for Responsive DesignTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 12:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishResponsive web design has become the mainstream nowadays and good things can come from systems’ awareness of environmental variables. Systems which can respond intelligently might be able to deliver results, exceeding expectations. This presentation is to discuss how to design ...
Just van Rossum, Bianca Berning, John Hudson, Toshi Omagari, Victor Gaultney, Rob McKaughan, Sahar AfsharPanel Discussion: “Liberating Digital Type from the Metal Rectangle”TYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 6:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishThis panel discussion will address methodologies of spacing and kerning, asking the question whether we could do better if we shed the inheritance of movable type. In a digital world, where anything goes, are the concepts of "sidebearings" and "kerning" ...20
Thomas PhinneySpacing and kerning in FontLab VITYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 4:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishWith FontLab VI's arrival, type designers on Mac and Windows alike have a tool at their disposal which makes the process of spacing and kerning font families much more streamlined. In his talk, Thomas will focus on FontLab VI's Metrics ...
Amélie BonetIndic Engineering: key issues in Indic type production and designTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 11:00 am | Cupola | EnglishWhat are the typical pitfalls when designing and engineering Indic typefaces? The talk will follow a reverse road map of a typical Indic type project, with a focus on Devanagari, from engineering to marketing via design.8
Behdad Esfahbod, Dominik RöttschesUpdate on Font Variations in FontTools & ChromeTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Saturday, 08 April | 5:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishBehdad will talk about updates to the variable fonts building pipeline based on FontTools. Dominik provides an update on implementation progress of variable fonts in a development version of Chrome, including a live preview of variable fonts capabilities in the ...18
Jean-Baptiste LevéeA designer perspective on OpenType Font Variations—chances and risksTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 11:00 am | CupolaA welcomed news across the type world, the introduction of variable fonts naturally brings its contigent of new potentials, questions, and doubts for type designers. Jean-Baptiste Levée will explore some of the possibilities that could be exciting for the designer ...
Tom Rickner, Bob TaylorCreating Variable Fonts from Legacy FamiliesTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 12:00 pm | CupolaThe dream was to create a tool where you could insert nearly any font family and have a variable font pop out the other end, with virtually no work involved. The reality is not so simple. This talk describes a ...
Laurence PenneyAxis-Praxis: lessons from 6 months running a website celebrating variable fontsTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 3:00 pm | CupolaIn the weeks after the OpenType 1.8 announcement about variable fonts at ATypI 2016, despite explanatory texts and videos there was no environment for enthusiasts and font-makers to experience variable fonts in practice. The following month, Laurence’s Axis-Praxis website fulfilled ...
Roel NieskensExploding emoji and other experiments in web typographyTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 4:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishOpenType 1.8 brought us two new concepts: variable fonts and color fonts. How do they work in a browser — if at all? From chromatic type to variable emoji, Roel Nieskens will share the results of his experiments, and offer ...8
Peter Constable, Rob McKaughanVariable Fonts Update / Brainstorming Variable FontsTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 10:00 am | Cupola | EnglishPeter Constable will update everyone on the current plans and ideas for variable fonts in the OpenType specification (version 1.8.1 and beyond). He will also describe the latest features in Microsoft products, including demos. Rob McKaughan will brainstorm uses for ...18
Adam Twardoch, Matthew Rechs, David Berlow, Ivo Gabrowitsch, Alexandra KorolkovaPanel discussion: “Business opportunities and challenges in bringing variable OpenType fonts to the market”TYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 6:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishIn 2016 we witnessed many discussions in the industry around the technical aspects of variable fonts, but what about the business aspects? Is there a real need for this technology? Will users pay for the new font features? How can we ...16
Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg SeifertMore Glyphs, more funTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Friday, 07 April | 2:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishGlyphs has been in rapid development ever since its first public release in 2011. Join us in a quick and fun tour through the latest app update, and what it can do in terms of variable fonts. Plus, be the ...17
Dan RhatiganVariable Fonts: Progress ReportTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Thursday, 06 April | 11:00 am | Cupola | EnglishSince last September’s announcement of the new OpenType 1.8 spec, variable fonts have been moving from concepts and demos into practical solutions. This overview will summarize the progress made so far on new fonts, the environments that can support them, ...22
Liron Lavi TurkenichGo bolder, just slant it—secondary styles in HebrewTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Thursday, 06 April | 12:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishHebrew italics, is there such a thing? And if so, which is the way to slant? What is considered bold to a Hebrew-reader’s eyes? And what does extra spacing and asterisks have do to with it? Secondary styles in Hebrew ...23
Adam TwardochMake your fonts variable. Upgrading existing font projects to OpenType VariationsTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Thursday, 06 April | 2:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishThousands of font sources exist today which were designed in FontLab Studio, Glyphs or RoboFont with Superpolator, which makes it relatively easy for font foundries to re-release them as variable OpenType fonts. The OpenType Variations model is conceptually and technically ...20
Frank E. Blokland, Lukas SchneiderHow archetypal patterns can improve (the production of) digital typeTYPO Labs 2017 New Dimensions in Type Engineering | Thursday, 06 April | 4:00 pm | Cupola | EnglishIn the practice of the present-day type designer there is quite some emphasis on technical matters. Actually, this emphasis was also already the case more than 500 years ago. For the production of roman type in Renaissance Italy, Humanistic handwriting ...14
Matteo BolognaDo What I Say, Not What I DoTYPO Berlin 2016 Beyond Design | Saturday, 14 May | 11:00 am | Hall | EnglishJoin Matteo Bologna, founder of Mucca in his uplifting and humorous talk. Mr. Bologna will talk about the struggles and the delights of having a branding company in NYC, the love /hate relationship with clients and why designers should never ...134