University of Reading - MA Typeface Design 2010/11
On this course you will gain a thorough grounding in the principles and methods of typeface design, to equip you with the skills to produce your own digital typefaces. We will give you an understanding of the potential and constraints of current technology, and our unique approach to the subject allows you to study theoretical and historical issues alongside the practical design work you do.
We have designed the course to appeal both to qualified and experienced graphic designers, and those from related fields who can demonstrate a keen sensitivity to the details of typeface design.
Gerry Leonidas leads the course, with major contributions from Gerard Unger (desginer of Swift, Flora and Vesta) and Fiona Ross (who specialises in non-latin designs), and visiting designers from the international type industry. MA Typeface Design
My main accomplishments during my Master include the design of my typeface Foxhill and my dissertation about Dutch typeface designer Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos. You can find the specimen of my graduation typeface Foxhill here. Our 'Reflection on Practice' essays are online as well.
My participation in the master Typeface Design 2011 at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, has been made possible by financial support from the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.