“Design With FontForge” is a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in learning about font design and typography. The book covers all aspects of font design, including the basics of typography, the technical aspects of font creation, and the best practices for font design. Whether you’re an experienced graphic designer or just starting out, this book will help you understand the world of typography and font design.
The book starts with an introduction to typography, explaining the basic principles of type design and how typography is used to convey information and meaning. You’ll learn about the different types of fonts, the history of typography, and how typography has evolved over time.
Next, the book dives into the technical aspects of font design. You’ll learn how to create font outlines, how to manipulate font metrics, and how to create special characters and symbols. You’ll also learn how to design different types of typefaces, including sans-serif, serif, display, and script fonts.
Once you’ve mastered the technical side of font design, the book will teach you the best practices for designing fonts. You’ll learn how to choose the right font for your design, how to work with multiple fonts in a single design, and how to use typography to convey meaning and emotions.
Finally, the book will give you practical tips for using FontForge, the popular open-source font editor, to create and edit your own fonts. You’ll learn how to create font families, how to export your fonts in different file formats, and how to distribute your fonts to others.
Whether you’re interested in learning about font design for personal or professional reasons, “Design With FontForge” is the perfect resource for you. With clear, concise explanations and plenty of practical examples, this book will help you understand the world of typography and font design and take your skills to the next level.