New Bohemia Signs proprietor Damon Styer led a hands on workshop Friday morning teaching the technique of lettermaking using a quill brush. Instruction began with starting and finishing simple strokes, and then with practice, the construction of an all caps gothic alphabet.
Educator and design writer Carolina de Bartolo led a workshop on setting body text to perform well under a number of design constraints. The education was aimed at those new to macrotypography, or those just hoping to polish their skills in working with long texts.
Sean McBride is one of the engineer-cum-designers working at Adobe’s Typekit, one of the major web font hosting services. Today he shared his insights into the current renaissance in web typography—which, if you’ve been living under a rock, is due to the now much-wider range of fonts available to web developers via the @font-face CSS spec.