Hi everyone! I'm happy that I just discovered this community as it seems to be all I'm needing to improve my activity in type discipline. I'm a visual communication student in Argentina and here type design community is quite small and elitist, so I'm basically self-taught type-wise (through some books I bought and online resources). At the beginning of the lockdown I decided to start my very first font project, since I felt I had some basic knowledge. I started sketching and I took a historic local reference (from the train station here at my city), which I decided to 'corrupt' or modify as a political position taken to that so eurocentric art-nouveauish feeling the station has, that I felt so alien and imported in a way. The goal is display-only, not text.
I'm not that happy with the result but I've learned a lot in the process. I learnt mostly how chaotic could be to start from a calligraphy sketch and translate it into a font. Anyways, I'm not going to take more time on this attempt but I'm looking for some advice from more experienced people for forthcoming projects.
I drop here my instagram account in case someone wants to check more of my work (mostly lettering and 3D).
(Website in process). https://www.instagram.com/sai.bot/
Thanks a lot!
PD: Drive link to more images about the "calligraphic sketches" I mentioned before. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I4AO96nNbBsKIb4CixP8yZXZqLBWu1-7?usp=sharing
I'm a beginning type designer myself, and I can recommend the (spanish) courses on domestika:
https://www.domestika.org/es/courses/121-diseno-de-una-tipografia-digital-de-la-a-a-la-z by Juanjo Lopez, who also uses Glyphs app.
There seems to be a sale for the moment, so most courses are 10 EUR (about 870 peso).
As to websites, I regularly read:
And lastly, the Don Serifa newsletter by Pedro Arilla: https://donserifa.substack.com/
Hope this helps you on your journey!
Thanks for sharing that resource! Unfortunately, seems that there aren't new editions available in the market :`( (At least not here in Arg.) But I'll check for it at libraries for sure.