Having digitized the basic character set, turn your attention to the remaining characters from your initial plan. Many glyph designs will logically follow the decisions you've already made. Some will require additional thought. The entire body of work should be subject to the same rigorous critique and revision cycle as before. Keep an eye on existing glyphs when adding to the set to make sure all glyphs are working in concert.
- [Instructor] With the basics of your font designed…and digitized and with a plan…for the rest of the glyphs that need to be made,…your marching orders are simple.…Complete the rest of the font.…You will undoubtedly encounter glyphs that…you aren't sure of,…math symbols and accented characters, for instance.…Luckily, you're not the first designer to have questions…about these things and there are a number of sites where…you can get very specific answers.…For math symbols and other odd bits including…the different kinds of spaces,…yes, there are multiple kinds of spaces,…I consult the Microsoft typography site.…
For accented characters, there are a number of sources…beyond the Microsoft site.…Some are general like the Diacritics site…set up by typo.cz and designiq.cz.…Others are more specific like Adam Twardoch's site about…Polish accented glyphs.…And Sigurdur Armannsson's site about Icelandic glyphs.…Bookmark these sites and consult them as you encounter…glyphs you find puzzling.…You can also consult other typefaces in your system…
- Why study typography?
- What makes a typeface great?
- Stroke angle, weight, and contrast
- Shape variations
- Finding good models
- Typeface vs. lettering
- Drawing the basic glyphs
- Producing a functioning font
- Printing, critiquing, and revising
Skill Level Beginner
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
Creating a Hand-Drawn Type Portraitwith Von Glitschka1h 31m Intermediate
Allan Haley on the Evolution of Typeface Designwith Kristin Ellison1h 38m Intermediate
1. What Makes a Typeface Great?
2. What Makes a Great Typeface?
4. Drawing the Basic Glyphs
5. Producing a Functioning Font
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