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Coding Kinetic Type

Letterform Archive

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Every day designers use code to create experiences that are novel, dynamic, and playful. With code, we can unlock new and imaginative possibilities for typography through animation and interaction. Over the course of a weekend, this workshop will explore the basics of typography on the web using HTML and CSS and then use them to manipulate fonts and create animations. By the end of the course, students will walk away with the ability to use code to experiment and create typographic experiences full of motion. No prior experience with HTML or CSS is required, as we will start from the basics of coding and build from there.

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand the basics of HTML and CSS
  • Learn how to load and manipulate fonts and variable fonts
  • Apply the basics of animations to web typography
Required Materials
  • Computer with reliable internet connection
  • Reliable internet connection and modern internet browser
  • Create a free account on This is where we will be writing code.
Diversity and Equity Scholarship

Diversity and Equity are important to all of us at Letterform Archive, and we are committed to increasing opportunities for underrepresented groups within the type and design communities.

We are offering one BIPOC/Equity scholarship seat in this workshop.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete and submit to us the short form linked here at least a week prior to the start of the workshop.