I always wanted to design my own typeface but it's very challenging. Do I just study the existing typefaces very closely and then just make mine? Are there any online lessons, websites or books that would help? I couldn't find anything that seemed to go into each letter one by one.
Episode 6 season 2 of Netflix Abstract: The Art of Design (Jonathan Hoefler: Typeface Design)
Recommend to watch the full series if you can some great insights on a range of topics.
Simple how to:
Thanks, watching Jonathan Hoefler work in that documentary is very interesting. What software are they using?
The software that they are using in the video is called Robofont https://robofont.com/.
Really great resources! Thanks!
glyphs app forums
I recommend this book https://fontsarena.com/blog/how-to-create-typefaces/ (How to create typefaces — from sketch to screen).
It's very beginner friendly and has good explanations. I'm not a type designer, but I created my own experimental fonts after reading it. It also includes 3 different processes/ways to start designing fonts, while encouraging the reader to refine them in time, and find their own best fit.
As software to create my fonts I used FontSelf.
Note: the article does NOT have affiliate buying links, and I'm not advertising in any way. It's just a personal recommendation, I have nothing to gain from this.
Do you know about this? https://fontawesome.com/
For me flaticon.com gets the job done, but I'm a person who doesn't look for many different options after settling on one LOL
There are some typeface/font design classes on Linkedin Learning.