The increasing demand for multilingual typefaces has been boosted by the latest developments in the technologies of communications. The adoption of Unicode, and the industry-wide transition to OpenType font format has put the skills and the expertise of type designers to a new test. There is a growing expectation of their being able to develop typefaces with expanded glyph sets that cover not one but a number of scripts. To address numerous problems of non-Latin type design the Type Directors Club is offering a series of two-day professional seminars and workshops, TDC Non-Latin Weekends.
The seminar on Cyrillic will be the first in the series. It is scheduled to take place from Friday to Sunday, 2–4 March 2011. The instructor/moderator will be Maxim Zhukov.
Maxim Zhukovspecializes in multilingual typography. From 1977 to 2003 he worked for the United Nations. For many years he has been intimately involved in typeface design, consulting for many individual designers and type foundries. Among them are Adobe, Agfa, Ascender, Bitstream, Carter & Cone, Font Bureau, International Typeface Corporation, Microsoft, Monotype, ParaType, Typoart. Maxim Zhukov is a member of many Russian, American and international professional societies and associations. He is a member of the Board of ATypI, and the member of the Board of the Type Directors Club.
Among the topics to be covered in the course of the intensive, highly interactive two-day classes are:
- Cyrillic, its origins, its history and evolution, its structure, its peculiarities, its traps and pitfalls;
- Character-by-character overview, comments and tips;
- Cyrillic and Latin;
- Cyrillic and Greek;
- Cyrillic capitals, lower case, and small capitals;
- Cyrillic roman, italic, and cursive;
- Old (pre-1918) Russian Cyrillic;
- Serbian Cyrillic;
- Bulgarian Cyrillic.
Many existing Cyrillic typefaces will be referred to, and commented on. Case studies of various type design projects will be offered. Participants are encouraged to come to the seminar with their own Cyrillic projects, and to raise questions in connection with their past and current design work. It is hoped that the open discussion of the real-life projects could significantly contribute to the practical value of the seminar.
Fees: TDC members $525; non-members $625.
Location:TDC Conference Center, 347 West 36th Street, Suite 603, New York, NY, 10018
Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel, please notify us via e-mail at email@example.com by Thursday, 23 February, 2011. Your registration fee will be refunded less $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after this date.
Seating is limited. Reservations will be accepted with payment only.