Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer AUT

A trained photographer, Rainer Erich (‘Eric’) Scheichelbauer (b. 1977 in Vienna, Austria) holds both a philosophy and a Dutch studies degree. He creates typefaces, works as a digital punchcutter for other type designers, and gives type design workshops on a regular basis. Since he has joined the Glyphs team in 2012, he has been writing articles, tutorials, and Python scripts, as well as the blog and the handbook. He lives and works in Vienna, where he runs his type studio Schriftlabor.

Making a difference: type design and politics

Contrary to popular belief, fonts are not merely beautiful hobbies for type nerds or simple tools for any task, but can really make a difference. Join Rainer Scheichelbauer on a tour through the political side of type design.

Typography workshops – Saturday, 13 April at 9:30–18:00

Glyphs will be present at Kirjak 2019 with two small workshops. The workshops are intertwined with two of Peter Bankov’s infamous rude style calligraphy sessions, in such a way that you will be able to visit both. Participants receive an extended trial license and can purchase their own full license at a discount.

Morning session 10:00–13:30 Variable font magic with Glyphs
In this quick and fun workshop, you will learn how to draw a few letters and an emoji in Glyphs, then export the font, import it into a simple HTML and animate it in the browser! Bring your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled. No prior knowledge of type design required.

Afternoon session 14:30–18:00 Digitise your analog letters
Whether you took the morning workshop with Peter Bankov, or if you have any sketches or whether it is simply your own handwriting: bring your analog letters, and turn them into a full-fledged OpenType font in this quick and fun workshop. Bring your smartphone and your MacBook with Glyphs 2 preinstalled. No prior knowledge of type design required.