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General Production Calendar

July – Sept 2008: dream up some cool shit.

Dec 2008 – April 2009: make the cool shit I dreamed up.

May 2009: write a big-ass paper about the cool shit I built and present it with fanfare.  Graduate.

June 2009 until the forseeable future: get drunk, go home, rock as hard as possible, get paid to do something awesome, find a hot Jewish science geek chick and get married (In no particular order).

Spring 2009 Detailed Calendar

Week 1 – 26 Jan: Interviews, commissioning the printed type specimens

Week 2 – 2 Feb: Interviews, experimentation with OpenType features

Week 3 – 9 Feb: Interviews, experimentation with OpenType features

Week 4 – 16 Feb: Scanning of printed specimen sheets, import into Fontlab Studio

Week 5 – 23 Feb: Continue scanning

Week 6 – 2 March: Synthesis of modern characters

Week 7 – 9 March:    Synthesis of modern characters

Week  – 16 March:    Spring break. Collation of interviews

Week 8 – 23 March:    Spacing and Kerning

Week 9 – 30 March:   Spacing and Kerning

Week 10 – 6 April:    Spacing and Kerning

Week 11 – 13 April: OpenType implementation

Week 12 – 20 April:    OpenType implementation

Week 13 – 27 April:    OpenType implementation

Week 14 – 4 May:     Final proofing and debugging, designing specimen booklet to showcase the designs

Week 15 – 11 May: Production of specimen booklet, final editing of written document and literary sources

About the Mad Scientist Running this Show

Noam Berg is a graduate Student in the Design and Technology MFA program at Parsons School for Design in New York City. He is also the (debatably) creative force behind Exfish Studio. Noam is obsessed with old vacuum tubes, type design, computers, guitars and comic books. Noam likes Thai sweet chili sauce, hats, suits & ties, Wacom tablets, Japanese green tea (with the toasted rice), nerdy science girls, many varieties of music, SLR cameras, AnarchoJudaism, lithography and pocket watches. Noam's not a big fan of cell phones, the cool kids, ugly and over-used fonts (you know who you are!) and talking about himself in the third person. Seriously, this is really weird. I'm gonna stop doing it now.