Masterclass by Grilli Type (sold out) Type Craft Summer School 2021

From 21 to 23 August Grilli Type organises the masterclass THE VARIABLE BOOK COVER. The masterclass is part of the Type Craft Summer School.

The Variable Book Cover

In the masterclass participants will learn the basics of type design, how to work with font software, and how to create variable fonts.

The title designs on old books are a popular source of inspiration for graphic designers and type designers. This workshop with Grilli Type explores this form of design and brings it into the exciting new world of variable fonts. These previously static letterings can be transformed into an animated form in the digital environment through the use of Variable Font technology. This opens up completely new and exciting design possibilities to add another layer of meaning to book titles.

During the workshop with Katja Schimmel and Tobias Rechsteiner, participants will learn to sketch letters for title designs of classics of world literature. By using digital tools, the letters will be transformed into variable fonts that will be animated and displayed on digital book covers.

You need to have

Basic knowledge of Glyphs and type design

You need to bring

  • Laptop with Glyphs installed (Trial versions are available on Glyphs website)
  • Sketchpad
  • We provide basic art materials.


  • The masterclass is in English
  • The masterclass includes lunch
  • There are limited places available for both Dutch and international participants.
  • The masterclass takes place at Ingenhousz Breda (Doctor Jan Ingen Houszplein 42, Breda, NL)

Purchase your ticket!

  • €95,00 excl. VAT for professionals.
  • €75,00 incl. VAT for students.
  • You can buy your ticket here: link


Type Craft Summer School

From 16 till 26 August Graphic Matters presents the Type Craft Summer School in Breda. The Summer School consists of six masterclasses that are completely dedicated to typography, in the broadest sense of the word.

Each masterclass will be given by a leading international designer, typographer or layout designer. In addition, there is a social programme with studio visits, type tours and lectures.

Check out our travel and accommodation tips for Breda!

Keep an Eye Foundation

This masterclass is made possible by the Keep an Eye Foundation, a Dutch foundation dedicated to talent development that supports various organisations nationwide. Read more about it here.

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