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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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Aug 04, 2020

I thought the assignments worked really cohesively with one another. It helped to keep terms and skills in mind from one assignment to the next. The lecture videos were great, short, and to the point.


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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Jan 09, 2017

Very interesting couurse.

By Melissa S

Mar 27, 2016

Great informative course!

By Redha S

Jan 03, 2019

Waw ! I like this course

By Inessa B

Mar 14, 2018

Very interesting course!

By Yining L

Feb 01, 2017

Very interesting course!

By Stefanie v d B

Jan 09, 2017

learned a lot more again

By Chan C I

Oct 17, 2016

Great and useful course!

By 黄楚风

Sep 02, 2016

A very inspiring course!

By Zaydhussain R B

Jul 13, 2020

Very interesting course

By Yulia S

Dec 20, 2019

Great and useful course

By Gunjan

Mar 26, 2019

A good return to basics


Oct 23, 2018

The course was awesome.


May 13, 2018

Very very informative !

By Laura E

Jan 10, 2017


By Xue D Y

Jul 02, 2016

推荐 实用,一定可以对英文字体有一个整体概念的

By Iván J V

Apr 11, 2020

Excellent way to learn

By Manuel A R S

Feb 12, 2019

Very practical content

By Rodrigo S Z

Jun 13, 2018

Very nice introduction

By Hernan A O R

Aug 13, 2016

Clear and so complete.

By Prahlad G

Apr 05, 2016

Beautifully Organised.

By Nastassia

Mar 16, 2016

I do love this course!

By Aws A

Jul 28, 2020

It was fun and useful

By Ayesha B

Jan 28, 2018

Simple. To the point!

By Ravi R

Aug 21, 2020

Excellent course....

By Chris

May 01, 2020

Great video content.