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About the Course

Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control its meaning. It’s an essential area of skill and knowledge for graphic designers. Typography predates modern graphic design by around 500 years; it is rich in rules, conventions, and esoteric terminology—but it remains an exciting space for invention and expression. In this rigorous introductory course, we will study, name, and measure the characteristics of letterforms. We’ll consider the pragmatic concerns involved in selecting and combining type. We’ll peek into the 
rich historical, cultural, and aesthetic histories of familiar typefaces. We’ll discuss time-tested conventions and best practices in setting type, as governed by principles of hierarchy and spatial organization. And we’ll explore the expressive, meaning-making potential of type. Informative lectures will be complemented by a series of three peer-assessed assignments, culminating 
in an opportunity to design a full-scale typographic poster. Please note that this is not a software course; a basic working knowledge of Adobe InDesign or other 
page layout software will be assumed. You will need access to a computer and page layout software, such as InDesign, to complete the assignments....

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Apr 07, 2016

Very organized and detailed about the basic, history, characteristics of typography.\n\nI really enjoyed it and wish there were other courses by the same lecturer.\n\nThanks for the great course!!


Jul 29, 2018

Loved that the main typeface study was carried out throughout this course. Loved beginning with the writing assignment and then evolving into a full on typographic poster. Very fun and informative

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By Samantha W

Feb 04, 2018

A very fun class.

By Olga K

Oct 24, 2017

Great experience!

By Natalia A

Oct 17, 2017

Love this course!

By Stefan C

Jul 05, 2017

Very good course!

By Jennifer T

May 05, 2016

Fantastic course!

By Jo-Anne D

Mar 24, 2016

Very informative.

By Saumya A

Jun 18, 2020

Loved the course

By Charudatta S J

May 31, 2020

very good course

By Oleg R

Feb 01, 2018

Very nice cource

By OlgaYermolina

Dec 01, 2017

very informative

By Gerald T

Jul 20, 2017

Very interactive

By Pamela D

Jan 04, 2017

Excellent course

By Jessika G

Aug 10, 2016

Excellent Course

By Daniele C

Apr 19, 2016

Great course!!!!

By Filipe C V H

Apr 18, 2016

Excellent course

By maria K

May 06, 2017

Great course!!!

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Sep 07, 2016


By Nik C

Jun 17, 2020

Greta learning

By Catarina F M A

Apr 01, 2020

I learn a lot!

By Taneesha

Aug 02, 2018

Loved it ALL !

By Aadit S

Jun 27, 2016

amazing course

By Lapasrada K

Aug 02, 2018

Good Course !

By Daniel D

Mar 06, 2017

Great course!

By marwa

Dec 19, 2016

Great course!

By Bogdan Z

Nov 03, 2016

great course!