Python at the Expert class Type design in Antwerp, Belgium.

Lukas Schneider is guest lecturer at the Expert class Type design since 2019.

He is also an alumnus of the Plantin Institute, Antwerp, Belgium where he achieved the highest distinction for his diploma on the Expert class Type Design under the tutelage of Frank E. Blokland.
In 2015, Blokland and Schneider worked in collaboration, combining their extensive knowledge of Renaissance foundry production and digital capabilities to produce a new spacing system comprised of two software tools for the auto-spacing of fonts in editors Glyphs App and RoboFont. The tools LS Cadencer and LS Cadenculator can be purchased from the Tools section.

The Expert class Type design 2020–2021 course consists of ten to twelve over a period of approximately three quarters of a year. The aim of the course is to help students explore and analyze the historical and technical (production) aspects of type and typography, to teach them how to design type in detail, to help them develop an in-depth understanding of the digital font-production process, and to support them in gaining control over related software.

An important aspect of the course is the direct exchange of knowledge and experience between the students. This exchange is stimulated by a type-revival project on which the students must collaborate. The revival is always based on unique historical material from the renowned collection of the Museum Plantin-Moretus. In addition to participating in the revival project, each student must personally design a new typeface, whether it be from scratch or a revival that is, for example, also based on material from the museum’s collection. The course is concluded with an exhibition that takes place annually in the Plantin-Moretus museum, or occasionally at an exquisite location elsewhere in Belgium or the Netherlands.

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Expert class Type design