Cantarell: Designing Typefaces Using Only Free Software

Dave Crossland
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This talk presents the techniques and software I used and developed for creating the Cantarell font family, and looks at the future of free software type design. During the last 2 years I undertook the prestigious MA Typeface Design programme at the University of Reading, UK. The course involves two major projects, a theoretical dissertation and a practical type design. I wrote about the nexus of free software and typeface design, and used only free software to design Cantarell.