Multiweight script families - Help with PhD

Hello everyone,
I am currently writing a dissertation on type technology, focused on developing a workflow for creating multiweight script/cursive families utilizing Multiple Master technology and some Metafont/Metapost techniques. To be more precise my objective is help the designer in creating calligraphy and brush scripts – of the kind which weight cannot be just changed without complete redrawing (you can’t just move stems around).

Font combination for scientific PhD thesis

Hey all,

I'm looking for some help with a nice font combination for my PhD thesis. I wrote it in MS Word (big mistake), but after seeing the font used by LaTeX (CMU family), I initially chose CMU Bright for headings and CMU Serif for body text.

This feels a little antiquated now, and I'd like a clean and modern feel to the thesis. I've been playing with a couple of different font combinations, and have settled on:

Open Sans (Light/Bold)
Bree (Thin)


Collaborative PhD Studentship: The typeface designs of Eric Gill

This Collaborative Doctoral Award Studentship is between the University of Reading and St Bride Library, London.

The Typeface Designs of Eric Gill


An AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship (fully funded fees and maintenance) between the University of Reading and St Bride Library, London is available to a suitably qualified UK or EU student.

Announcement: doctoral study at the Department of Typography

Find out more about doctoral study at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication

Announcing a postgraduate research colloquium & workshop, Tuesday 23 March 2010, 10am-4pm
Open to potential students, current academics and interested parties.
A day of talks and other activities including:
• presentations of staff research activities
• workshop on writing a research proposal for a PhD
• a day in the life of a postgraduate research student.
Assistance with travel to Reading may be available for current UK-based students who are interested in applying
The event is free of charge, but registration in advance required. For further information or to register, contact
Carolyn Davidson +44 (0)118 378 6598,