TYPO Berlin 2012 sustain

Frederik Berlaen

Frederik Berlaen

Type Designer / Programmer

Frederik Berlaen is a typedesigner with a love for programming and scripting. After studying graphical design at Sint-lucas in Ghent, where he got the passion for pure black & white type, he went to study typedesign at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague. He successfully got a Master Degree at the postgraduate course Type & Media in 2006. His final project was not a typefamily but an application which studies the broadnip and pointed pen, called Kalliculator . The app could generate thousands of typefaces. Frederik Berlaen works under the name of TypeMyType providing font services, programming and teaching at Luca School of Arts Ghent and at ESAD in Amiens.

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RoboFont: the missing UFO editor

TYPO Berlin 2012, 17.05.2012, 19:00 Uhr (TYPO Stage)

RoboFont is an interactive drawing board for fonts and glyphs. Entirely written in Python, and based on Defcon and Robofab (by Tal Leming and Erik van Blokland) the editor allows full scripting access to objects and interface. The application is made for dynamic interaction with existing UFO applications. The application is a project by Frederik Berlaen with support of Petr van Blokland and David Berlow.

RoboHint is a RoboFont-tool for TrueType hinting. The tool puts the hinting phase where it belongs: inside the design process of a typeface. RoboHint is a project by Petr van Blokland. RoboFont and RoboHint will be presented by Frederik Berlean and Petr van Blokland at TYPO Berlin 2012.