Next week, from 1 to 5th April I'm going to demonstrate Fontark in a special week long fest, in which I'm going to design and create a brand new typeface each day.
Starting on Sunday April 1st (not a joke!
) with my first coffee of the day (which is normally at noon), I'll start with some sketches and brainstorming to set the direction to the font of the day, than igniting Fontark and start the build up. The mid section of the work will be dedicated to development and refinement of the design, then producing 2-3 weights and moving to the cleanups and final production steps that will include a ready to market package. Plus launching it of course.
By the end of the week, I plan to have 5 brand new typefaces of 2-3 weights each, most of them will probably be Hebrew typefaces, probably experimental and fun, but I may decide making few Latin ones as well, depending on the day's inspiration.
The main purpose of this week is really to demonstrate the easiness and joy of work with Fontark and it's multiple glyphs editing system, and it's direct influence on creativity. Obviously, type design is not about speed, but, I truly believe that when things goes faster and easier, creativity rises too.
I will also try to broadcast my desktop live during my work so anyone could jump in and watch it happens, bug me with questions or design suggestions.
I'll post here the links to the "streaming channel" when it starts.