Design a Condensed Sans Serif Typeface

Design a Condensed Sans Serif Typeface

Learn the basics of constructing a condensed sans-serif font using Glyphs App, the premier software for designing type. Instructor Charles Nix takes you through the design process along a logical path, building from simple elements to a complete font. He shows how to create lowercase and uppercase forms, as well as numbers and punctuation. Once the font is complete, learn about refining it with spacing and kerning, and discover strategies for making the font your own. Charles closes with advice and resources for further exploration of the gothic condensed form and typography in general.

Topics include:

  • Setting up a Glyphs App file
  • Defining the stroke width
  • Creating rounded glyphs
  • Creating numbers
  • Making uppercase and lowercase forms
  • Creating punctuation
  • Fixing spacing
  • Kerning
  • Making your font unique


  • 英文名称:Design a Condensed Sans Serif Typeface
  • 时长:2小时10分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. About this course
  3. What you need to know
  4. Origin of sans serifs
  5. What are condensed gothics?
  6. Setting up the Glyphs App file
  7. Stroke width and base characters
  8. Diagonal capitals
  9. Rounded glyphs
  10. The B and S: Two new components
  11. Numbers
  12. Basic lowercase forms
  13. Lowercase rounded letters
  14. Lowercase glyphs with pinched curves
  15. Lowercase r and s
  16. Lowercase glyphs with diagonals
  17. Punctuation
  18. Parentheses, brackets, and braces
  19. The ampersand
  20. A note on modularity
  21. Test and fix spacing
  22. Kerning
  23. Proportions
  24. Curves
  25. Filters
  26. Key differentiators
  27. Study notable examples
  28. General typographic resources