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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....

Top reviews

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 Denise S

Jan 3, 2020

Very thoughtfully designed, fascinating content.

By Rounak B

Apr 5, 2019

Quite an eye-opener as far as type is concerned.

By Leticia C R

Jul 17, 2016

Loved the activities, it was a fun course to do.

By Micki J M

Aug 7, 2021

I enjoyed the course! It was very informative.

By Anna S

Sep 22, 2019

Very good course, amazing exercises. Thank you!

By Jennifer C

Sep 1, 2017

Perfect content, homework design, and examples.

By Marta M

Apr 23, 2017

I really enjoyed this course. I've learn a lot.

By Edmond T

Feb 20, 2017

Good introduction to typography. Learned a lot.

By Sandy G

May 5, 2020

Great class! Learned a lot, really enjoyed it!

By Fatima H S E I S

Oct 18, 2018

Very useful and I have learnt a lot of things.

By Iosi P

Dec 16, 2017

Best cources I take for typography. I love it.

By Camila D

Feb 16, 2021

me gusto mucho muy practico y facil de seguir

By Анна П

Apr 27, 2019

very well built course and compiled homework.

By Jose H

Oct 14, 2017

Great Course for extend typography knowledge.

By Gustavo P

Sep 26, 2016

Excellent teacher, course and specialization.

By Juan L

Apr 20, 2021

Great course! I wish it was a little longer.

By Mahmoud M

May 29, 2020

Very useful course, special thanks Coursera.

By Ismail A

Apr 1, 2019

great class! Im a beginner and learned a lot

By 27_Saumya A

Apr 16, 2021

It was a great journey. Hope to learn more!

By Zubia S

Oct 9, 2020

it helps me a lot to understand typography.

By Pinnoju Y

Sep 8, 2020

that was an excellent and wonderfull course

By Vlada S

Jul 27, 2020

Very interesting and well-explained course.


Jun 15, 2020

I enjoyed a lot. But its soo beginer course

By Thuc-Vy N

Nov 21, 2016

It was a nice class. I learned many things.

By Anne W

Jun 25, 2016

Great tutor and introduction to Typography!