I really would like to join one of these workshops. How do I subscribe?
Well, these workshops are not organized by ourselves. An art academy or an institute invites us to give a certain workshop. If it's an art academy, the workshop is meant for their students. If it's an institute, the workshop is meant for their members. If the workshop is part of a conference, it's meant for visitors of the conference. So it's not that easy, to just join a workshop as an individual, unfortunately.
It happened a couple of times that a workshop was open to anyone. In those cases we will send a mail to our mailing list in advance. And if we once have the far-out idea of organizing a workshop ourselves which is open for everybody, we can also let you know of course (don't expect this to happen soon). Just subscribe to the mailing list and you'll get a message.
I am making a font myself. Can you tell me something about FontLab or Fontographer? Which program do you use?
We don't explain 'how-to-make-a-font' by email, and we can't answer technical questions by mail. We try to help people as much as we can within the workshops, and give lots of background information on this site. Please, instead of sending us a mail, read the references on this website. Sorry. But there are many places on the web where you can read about these technical issues. The most common ones are linked from this site.
I want design my own typeface. What's a good way to start?
There is one assignment on this website which is easy to do at home yourself. It's a project to make a modular typeface, create all letters out of two different shapes. Easy? Just do it.
Read the assignment
Andrew Breitenberg made a typeface on his own during a weekend, after browsing this site. It's based on two modules. This is where he came out:
Other questions: ask us.