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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 3, 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 28, 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 Afifa A

Jul 12, 2018

I enjoyed it... :)

By Zolcsák T D

Dec 16, 2017

Interesting course

By Yusuf C

Mar 21, 2017

A wonderful course

By nikji

Feb 13, 2017

very good lecture!

By María L S P

Apr 10, 2020

Excellent course!

By Noha K K E

Mar 3, 2019

i think its great

By Samantha W

Feb 4, 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 4, 2017

Very good course!

By Jennifer T

May 5, 2016

Fantastic course!

By Jo-Anne D

Mar 24, 2016

Very informative.

By iqra F

Sep 23, 2020

excellent course

By Shambavi M

Sep 12, 2020

very good course


Aug 24, 2020

Very good course

By Gihan V T

Aug 20, 2020

Great experience

By Oscar A L L

Aug 10, 2020

It was exciting!

By Saumya A

Jun 18, 2020

Loved the course

By Charudatta J

May 31, 2020

very good course

By Oleg R

Feb 1, 2018

Very nice cource

By OlgaYermolina

Dec 1, 2017

very informative

By Gerald T

Jul 20, 2017

Very interactive

By Pamela D

Jan 4, 2017

Excellent course

By Jessika G

Aug 10, 2016

Excellent Course

By Daniele C

Apr 19, 2016

Great course!!!!