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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 25, 2020

The course is very interesting and well presented, the assignments are really helpful for the learning process. I would recommend to anyone interested in design, art, web design or just for curiosity.

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By Aleck A M V

Jun 29, 2020

Grate course

By Claudio L

Oct 26, 2017

Very useful!

By Pan L

Sep 19, 2017

great course

By Fahimation

Aug 9, 2017

Learnt a lot

By Francisco C

Aug 7, 2016

Great Course

By Utku K

Jun 22, 2016

Nice course.

By Vilcsek F

Apr 22, 2016

Excellent :)

By Kaung H H

Nov 14, 2020

Nice course

By Vishv G

Aug 25, 2020

nice course

By Yunus Ç

Jul 30, 2020

thx for all

By Sneha G

Jun 23, 2020

Good one..!

By Ahmed O

Jan 12, 2020

cool course

By Tony D

Aug 13, 2019

great class

By Alexander S

Jul 14, 2019

nice course

By sarwar a

Mar 9, 2017

best course

By Anamaria V L

Nov 10, 2016

Es genial!!

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May 5, 2016

i love it!!

By Blanca

Apr 26, 2016

very useful

By Md. M

Apr 3, 2016

NICE course

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Dec 3, 2020

Very Well!

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By Deleted A

May 11, 2020

Verry nice