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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.


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!!

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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 Marcia d S R

Sep 20, 2020

Really amazing 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.

By Gerry D C

Jun 19, 2019


By Adrienn C

Aug 06, 2018

I loved that course!

By Sethumadhava L

Mar 05, 2018

Great practice work.

By Ємельянова Г М

Mar 08, 2017

I enjoy this course!

By Martina

May 21, 2020

Good for beginners.

By Antonio L

Jan 23, 2020

Muy bueno, gracias!

By Shimaa G A

Apr 01, 2019

It is a good course

By Konstantinos A

Apr 01, 2018

Amazing experience!

By Ricardo G

Mar 04, 2018

Excellent course!!!

By Adele

Sep 18, 2017


By Joel A

Sep 11, 2016

A pragmatic course.

By Yahya H

Jul 12, 2020

It is really good.

By Luis E A R

Dec 01, 2019

Muy bueno le curso

By eng A A

Apr 20, 2019

great course ever

By Manuel N C M

Jul 13, 2018

Really interesting

By Afifa A

Jul 12, 2018

I enjoyed it... :)