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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 12, 2021

This was an excellent course. I learned a whole lot about typography. The videos and assignments were interesting and challenging. I'm happy I was able to complete this course and highly recommend it!

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 Oleksandra S

Jun 14, 2019

Love it. It can improve your skills in graphic design

By Kolya K

Jan 26, 2018

Loved this course, would love to dog dipper after it.

By Alexander K

Oct 4, 2016

Very informative, interesting and helpful! Thank you!


Jan 21, 2021

Este curso es muy útil y completo, super recomendado

By Elizabeth H

Sep 21, 2020

Excellent Course. Very well designed and conducted!

By Eric S

Apr 22, 2020

This was a fun and educational foundational course.

By Muhammad M H

Jun 15, 2019

Great Course for Learning Typography with insights.

By Francisco C C

Dec 30, 2016

Basic and functional, informative and good techers.

By Alicja S

May 6, 2016

It was really interesting and inspiring. Thank you!


Mar 18, 2021

A great course to learn fundamentals of Typography

By Adrián A

Sep 14, 2020

For an introductory course this is an amazing one.

By C h e t a n a

Jul 16, 2020

i learnt so much from this course.

thankyou so much

By Omkar B

Jun 20, 2020

This course is really helpful for me In my carrier

By Efosa O

Jan 29, 2020

It was a very straightforward course that I liked!

By Alvin B

Jan 22, 2020

I love this class it help me so much with my work.

By Ana L F M

Dec 16, 2019

I learned a lot in this course, it was very useful

By osita e

Dec 14, 2019

great course. beginner level but very challenging.

By Justin W S

Sep 12, 2021

Excellent in learning Typography and its outcomes

By Salar N

May 14, 2021

Great course for getting familiar with typography

By Aslı A

Feb 15, 2021

I really enjoy the course. It was so informative.

By Jorge H H R

Sep 14, 2020

Well designed course for beginners in typography.

By Aldo C A M

Jun 20, 2020

This course teaches basic but really useful stuff

By Dung N

Nov 9, 2019

Excellent course for beginners in graphic design!

By Ivo M M C

Jul 11, 2018

It is a good introductionary course to Typography

By Tarang S

Mar 28, 2017

This course is brilliant... that's all I can say.