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Review digitizing specifically of multiple glyphs, related shapes, optical concerns and spacing. Begin digitizing letterforms from sketches.


  1. Continue to digitize and space as well as you can the letters a d e o i n H O
  2. When happy with your shapes and spacing (refer to guides below), generate your font and install it
  3. Make proofs! You will find a sample proof here. Use adhesiontext for interim proofs until you have all the characters.
  4. List in a text file at least 10 things you notice about the shapes in the proof that you didn't notice while you were drawing them.

Martina Flor on Wonderhand
William Berkshire's ILoveTypography article part 1 & part 2 
and write a 200 word response, summarizing the key points and reflecting on the content with regard to your work. Submit this by email before next class.

Mark Jamra's Basic Character Spacing
Walter Tracy's spacing guide
Type Basics (TypeWorkshop)