Adobe type design workshop, India 2013

For a second year, Adobe is proud to be one of the sponsors of the Indian Institute of Technology’s Typography Day, this year at their campus in Guwahati. In connection with this event, Paul D. Hunt of the Adobe type team will be presenting on the process of developing Adobe’s newest non-Latin font offering: Adobe Gurmukhi.

This year, Mr. Hunt will also be hosting a three-day type development workshop directly after the conference in Guwahati from 11–13 March, 2013. The workshop location is currently slated for Guwahati, however if there is not enough interest at this location or if there is more interest for a workshop in Delhi, the location is subject to change. Therefore applications are now being considered for both Guwahati and Delhi and the final workshop location will be decided by popular response. This workshop is targeted at helping to foster local type designers and engineers within Indian subcontinental region and will thus be limited to persons residing in this area.

The workshop is intended to be an in-depth review of the font development process to assist typeface designers in taking their design and font development skills to the next level. Whether you are a novice who wants to turn letter drawings into type, or you have had some experience designing and developing fonts, this workshop will present a range of topics that will help you to improve the technical quality of your font output. During this workshop series Mr. Hunt will demonstrate general type design principles using FontLab Studio 5 and the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType (AFDKO), however these principles will also be applicable to other type design environments.

The workshop size will be kept to 15 participants so that sufficient attention can be given to each attendee. There will be no registration costs associated with the workshops, however applicants will be selected based on relevant prior experience and demonstrated aptitude. Attendees will benefit most if they are able to bring their own laptop. No additional supplies will be provided.

Following is a tentative schedule:

  • Mon 11: Introduction to general typeface design concepts
  • Tue 12: Advanced font development concepts
  • Wed 13: Font production with the Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType

For more details, please contact Mr. Hunt directly: phunt(at)
To apply for the workshop, please do so using the online form.
Accepted applicants will be notified by 15 February 2013.


(Updated 4 Feb 2013 to update information on potential locations)

5 Responses

  1. Could you please let me know where we can find the work shop in East canada ( Montreal)?

    1. Paul D. Hunt says:

      We don’t have anything planned. You might try contacting Crafting Type:

  2. Thank you for considering Delhi as a possible location. I look forward to meet you @ India soon.

    Thank you.

  3. Arjun Chetna says:

    Bummer! Please think about holding it in Bangalore as well!

  4. I loved the post. It was really informative and an interesting read.

    I would appreciate if you guys can share the schedule of the next events, so I can also attend and get more information on design.

    Also, I think you guys did a great job at IIT Guwahati. One of my friends told me about the workshop and also shared some multimedia for the same.

    I love the fonts created by Paul D. Hunt and I will definitely share my views on newly created font ‘Gurmukhi’ very soon.

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