This workshop will take the attendee through the entire process of creating a new font, starting from the basics of glyph design and continuing all the way to a finished OpenType font. Of course, given the time constraints, it will be a small font consisting of only a few characters. Nevertheless along the way the student will learn fundamentals of glyph design; how to use specialized glyph drawing tools; how to apply letter spacing (metrics and kerning); hinting for better display appearance; and font naming conventions. All attendees will receive a free type design poster