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Eben Sorkin
Works at Sorkin Type Co.
Lives in Boston, MA, USA
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President of Sorkin Type Co. / Type Designer
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  • Sorkin Type Co.
    President, 2011 - present
  • Eyebytes
    President, 2000 - 2009
  • Maxis
    Computer Graphic Artist, 1993 - 1993
  • Brøderbund Software
    Computer Graphic Artist, 1991 - 1993
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I am the owner of Sorkin Type Co. located in Boston, MA, USA. 

I hold an MA in Typeface Design with distinction from the University of Reading, UK. My MA typeface design is called "Arrotino". My  dissertation included an experiment measuring reading speed in text which was negatively tracked. I am interested in empirical methodsʼ potential to contribute to typography and type design. 

Sorkin Type Co. is providing a large number of fonts for the Google Web Fonts including the typeface Merriweather. Other fonts provided to Google include:

Arbutus Slab
Autour
Calistoga
Cantata
Capriola
Donegal
Doppio
Fruktur
Headland
Kavoon
Rye
Sarina
Short Stack
Sonsie
Stoke
Quando
Santa
Snowburst


Many these fonts will eventually be available for use as families in the form of commercial web fonts and print fonts!

Type and letter designers that have worked or are working with Sorkin Type include:

Annet Stirling
Eleni Beveratou
Gary Lonergan
Irina Smirnova
James Grieshaber
Joana Maria Correia da Silva
Karolina Lach
Maagnus Gaarde
Nicole Fally
Onur Yazıcıgil
Riccardo De Franceschi
Spyros Zevelakis
Szymon Celej
Viktoriya Grabowska
Yvonne Schüttler

I spent February and March of 2010 learning how to carve letters in stone from Lida Cardozo at the Cardozo Kindersley workshop, Cambridge UK, Re-spacing and kerning the typeface Emilida which can be seen in the new book Cutting Through the Colleges and collaborating with Lida on the typeface design including the new design “Pulle”. Ultrabold the journal of St. Bride Library ran an article I wrote on Pulle.

 I a member of the Board of ATypI and I am a Typophile moderator.
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Boston, MA - Reading, UK - Eagle River, AK - Seattle, WA - Washington, DC - San Francisco, CA - Northampton, MA - Tokyo, Japan - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Indianapolis, IN - Oneonta, NY

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A 3 day Type Design class called Crafting Type is coming Jan 10-12 @ the offices of FontShop International in north beach in SF.

http://craftingtype.com/

The event is designed to give someone who works with type insight into the why and how type is so powerful. We do this through short targeted lectures and direct hands on making of fonts. It is both a theoretical and a technical class. The event is intensive (all day for 3 days). It is admittedly a bit challenging because it is a lot of information to assimilate but also very rewarding and ultimately quite fun. Usually the class is 40 people but this time because of the limits of our host it is just 20.

If you have questions feel free to write back or call 1-617-309-8243.

Our instructors are 

• Dave Crossland who consults with Google for their Web Fonts project and
• Eben Sorkin who has provided numerous fonts for the Google fonts library including Merriweather and Merriweather Sans.

Both instructors have MA degrees in Type Face Design from the University of Reading.

This class has been taught in Seattle, Boston (2x), Kiev, Singapore, Dublin, Chicago (2x) and Edmonton.

Note: We are giving AIGA members a $100 discount.

The location is 

FontShop International Inc.
149 9th Street, Suite 402
San Francisco
California, 94103

The event is sponsored by TYPO SF, Fontlab and FontForge
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Members of Seattle's Henry Art Gallery, AIGA and AIA all get $100 off Crafting Type in Seattle, Sept 19th-21st
http://craftingtype.com/
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Thanks! I love it too. It is quirky and friendly in a genre that often isn't.
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A 3 day Type Design class called Crafting Type is coming Jan 10-12 @ the offices of FontShop International in north beach in SF.

http://craftingtype.com/

The event is designed to give someone who works with type insight into the why and how type is so powerful. We do this through short targeted lectures and direct hands on making of fonts. It is both a theoretical and a technical class. The event is intensive (all day for 3 days). It is admittedly a bit challenging because it is a lot of information to assimilate but also very rewarding and ultimately quite fun. Usually the class is 40 people but this time because of the limits of our host it is just 20.

If you have questions feel free to write back or call 1-617-309-8243.

Our instructors are 

• Dave Crossland who consults with Google for their Web Fonts project and
• Eben Sorkin who has provided numerous fonts for the Google fonts library including Merriweather and Merriweather Sans.

Both instructors have MA degrees in Type Face Design from the University of Reading.

This class has been taught in Seattle, Boston (2x), Kiev, Singapore, Dublin, Chicago (2x) and Edmonton.

Note: We are giving AIGA members a $100 discount.

The location is 

FontShop International Inc.
149 9th Street, Suite 402
San Francisco
California, 94103

The event is sponsored by TYPO SF, Fontlab and FontForge
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Hi there.  Loved your Autour Google Font and used it in the SoapPlotter app.  Would like to send you a promo code for a free download :)  
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Crafting Type is making the rounds again and is landing in Chicago soon and then in Boston. It is a lot of work and last 3 full days. That said people have a great time and leave feeling proud, insightful and more skilled!  Check it out and get your tickets!
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CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 15-16-17

BOSTON, NOVEMBER 22-23-24
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I like this project. Vote for it here http://community1.maker.good.is/projects/EastiePitProject
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Joana Correia's web font Cantata broke the 1 million uses per day barrier today! Well done Joana! tinyurl.com/9rmnbvm
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Good luck: Eben Sorkin & Joana.
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Thanks! I hope to be back at it again soon. I miss it!
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