June 6th and 7th, 2018

Bruno Maag

Bruno began his career with an apprenticeship as a typesetter at Tages-Anzeiger, Switzerlands largest daily newspaper. He then studied Typography and Visual Communcations at Basel School of Design under Wolfgang Weingart and Andre Gürtler amongst others. After graduating Bruno emigrated to England to work for Monotype where he established their ‘custom type department’, creating fonts for the New Yorker magazine, and others.

Recent highlights are fonts for Rio2016, multilingual type for Nokia and HP, and a lovely serif font for luxury hotel brand Faena. He is currently investigating type and emotion, with a special interest in the physiological aspects.

Tom Foley

Tom Foley is a graphic designer, typographer and type designer currently living and working in London. Tom earned his BA in Visual Communications from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2007 and MA from Central Saint Martins in 2009. Prior to joining Dalton Maag he worked with Polimekanos, Micha Weidmann Studio, Atelier Dreibholz and Atelier David Smith.

Tom also occasionally teaches design and has carried out lectures and workshops at Universities including Central Saint Martins, University of West England, Limerick School of Art & Design, Dun Laoghaire Institute, University of Santa Clara, Ravensbourne and SVA New York. From 2011 - 2015 Tom worked as a full time Font developer at Dalton Maag where he has been involved in custom and library Type design projects covering Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Tamil and Bengali script systems. Tom currently works as Senior Typographic Advisor at Dalton Maag.

Duration: Two days
The workshop will take place at:
Biblioteca Comunale di Faenza (1st Floor)
Via Manfredi n. 14
Faenza (RA) (View on Google Maps)

Wednesday 6th,Thursday 7th of June.
The workshop will start at 10.00
Please, be on time.


Personal laptop with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (download a 30-day trial if you don’t own it), and FontLab Studio (Demo version)
Notebook/paper, pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, eraser, ruler (etc).

Two day workshop on a professional approach to designing a typeface.

In the workshop Tom Foley and Bruno Maag will explain an effective and efficient approach to designing a typeface (family). The participants will learn how to define the requirements, aesthetically, technically, linguistically, and how to setup the design process.

Although there is a theoretical component to help participants with decision making, the workshop focuses heavily on drawing, with the goal for each attendee to have an established design concept that can be expanded into a working font.

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We reserved a few special discounted tickets (79€) for students.

If you are eligible, just send us an email with your ID and a proof you are really a student and we will send you a dedicated link to complete your purchase.

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