Eye-opening in type design

Expect ten days filled with lots of sun, sea, theoretical lectures, practical exercises and discussions on the important issues related to typeface design and production. Each participant will gain an in-depth understanding of type design from one of the world’s most respected masters of this art.
2–14 September 2024
with Luc(as) de Groot
Thassos island in Greece
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Luc(as) de Groot
Germany · lucasfonts.com
Berlin-based Dutch type designer Luc(as) de Groot is best-known for his superfamily Thesis but his repertoire is much wider. He has designed many custom fonts for newspapers, international companies and even some of default fonts you can use in everyday basis in MS Word.

Luc(as) de Groot is also a devoted type technician and hinting lover, inventor of the Anisotropic Topology-Dependent Theory of Interpolation. He teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany and gives lectures around the world.

With his double talent as a type designer and typographer, Luc(as) de Groot is unic person, real heavy-weight with strong influence in many design disciplines. What makes him a sought-after speaker and a competent university professor – and a star of the scene – is his wit and self-irony.

More about Luc(as) de Groot


Luc(as) de Groot at Typofest workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria. 2016 © format.bg
The classes will include the following topics:
  • History of analog and digital type.
  • Writing with a broad and pointed pen.
  • Sketching and features of the various glyphs.
  • Digitization and curves quality.
  • Vector and font file formats.
  • Proportions, contrast and optical regularities.
  • Working with components and overlaps.
  • Rhythm, character spacing, metric, kerning and class kerning.
  • MultipleMaster and variability of the styles.
  • OpenType and other goodies.
  • Rasterization, PS and TTF hinting.
  • Production of OTF, TTF, WOFF and WOFF2.

The program will be:
  • September 3–7, Tuesday–Saturday – Part One;
  • September 8, Sunday – day off;
  • September 9–13, Monday–Friday – Part Two.


Ten days of total dedication
2–14 September 2024 · Offline event · In English
The workshop will be held at the Golden Beach campsite on the island of Thassos in Greece. Each participant organizes his own sleeping and food. You can and it is even recommended to share this experience with your families, loved ones and friends.

Golden Beach Bay offers a variety of accommodation options. Here are three possible options:
  • Golden Beach Campsite where you can rent a spot, tent or bungalow. This is the cheapest option.
  • Princess Hotel, where you can rent a room for up to four people, and arrange All Inclusive with breakfast and dinner and all-day access to the bar and pool. This is a good option for participants with children.
  • Apartment or room for rent according to preferences. Besides the standard booking platforms like Booking and Airbnb, look at the local sites too!

There are numerous grocery stores and taverns in the Golden Beach area. Everyone will be able to choose the most suitable option for him.


Where to stay?
September 2nd – 14th · Golden Beach bay area
From abroad, most often fly to Thessaloniki and from there by bus or rental car travel to Kavala. After Kavala you have to take a ferry to Thassos Island and then a bus or taxi to get to Golden Beach. It takes about 4 hours from Thessaloniki to Golden Beach.

Check-in must be no later than Monday, September 2nd, and earlier arrival or later departure is possible.


How to get there?
Thessaloniki airport · Kavala ferry · Thassos bus/taxy
One of you can participate for free! Follow these five steps to try your luck:
  1. Make a design of the word Typocamp 2024.
  2. Upload it to your social profiles before 23:59 hrs on July 14th.
  3. Write down why you want to participate.
  4. Add a reference to the website of the camp bit.ly/typocamp2024thassos.
  5. Tag your post with #typocamp, #typoclass and #typofest.

You can participate with one or more designs without restrictions. Winner will be selected by Lucas de Groot and announced before July 21st at Typofest social channels.


One free entry
Before 23:59 cet on July 14th · No restrictions
Register below to participate in the camp! The price starts from 700 Euros and increases by 10 Euros with each registration.

Soon after registration you should receive a confirmation by email with details for payment. If you wish, an invoice can be sent. Only paid registrations are considered valid!

After filling the 12 places, the registration will be closed. If enough people gather, the workshop can be repeated.
If you would like to be a part of our future events, if you have any questions about Typoclass or just want to say hello, contact:
Boril Karaivanov


* If you don’t have a VAT number, additional 20% tax will be added. If you have a VAT number, the final price will remain unchanged.
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