Hello all, been a bit of a lurker around here for a while and finally mustered the courage to ask you fine folks a question. I am a graphic designer and frustration and annoyance with my job has given me the drive to learn something I have long admired but never done (other than the odd bit of custom lettering here and there), which is font design.
3/4 months ago I started my journey by learning calligraphy. As advice from a couple of others has told me that to understand type I must know its origins and forms intimately. I have done this by studying Johnstons Foundational hand and now feel I have a good grip on it. But I am not sure where to go next on my journey, as with a mortgage and wedding coming up doing a masters at Reading seems a distant dream (though I might be able to do Type@Paris). Any advice would be appreciated.