Open Educational Resources for Typography kickstarter needs your support

Open Educational Resources for Typography kickstarter needs your support

Dave Crossland of Open Font Library and Google Web Fonts fame reports about a kickstarter he helped organizing that needs your support.

It's called OERT, Open Educational Resources for Typography, and aims to make high quality learning resources on typography and type design licensed under Creative Commons.

Here is their promotional video:

The funding goes to teachers of typography at FADU/UBA, the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism from University of Buenos Aires who will use it to work full time on updating and translating into English the existing booklets on the subject. The Kickstarer page provides more insight on the project.

Here at LGW we feel that it's a very important undertaking that needs all the love you can give it. While FontForge's online documentation provides a lot of technical information about type design, and Scribus's online documentation provides some info on typography, there is still quite a lot of place for thorough freely available information on both topics.

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  1. Typography is not my field of work but I see this as great news anyway.
    There is a huge need for all kinds of books on f/loss creativity to make it more available to the average person.

  2. I agree. Thanks for your effort. The best way to help open source is to use it and teach how to use it…
    I work in an High School and we use (actually the students) Scribus for the School newsletter. With IMHO very good results.
    See: https://www.lsgalilei.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=173

  3. Typography is not my field of work but I see this as great news anyway.
    There is a huge need for all kinds of books on f/loss creativity to make it more available to the average person.