University of Colorado Boulder
Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing
University of Colorado Boulder

Textual Elements of Design: Fonts, Typography, and Spacing

This course is part of Graphic Design Elements for Non-Designers Specialization

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Lori Poole

Instructor: Lori Poole

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What you'll learn

  • Appreciate the history and future of typography as an artform.

  • Compare and contrast the similarities and nuances between the concepts of typography, fonts and text.

  • Work with the various aspects of spacing type, includingleading, kerning and tracking.

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module will cover the history of typography, baseline basics and the anatomy of a typeface.

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4 videos2 readings1 quiz1 plugin

This module will cover the two main types of fonts and font pairings and hierarchy.

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2 videos1 reading1 discussion prompt

This module will cover typographical spacing and sizing, as well as the concepts of alignment, leading, tracking and kerning.

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This module will review using type in various computer design programs. You will also get a chance to practice your skills in designing a brochure or postcard, focusing on the use of type in your design.

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3 videos1 reading1 peer review

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Lori Poole
University of Colorado Boulder
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