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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.


Jun 05, 2020

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 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... :)

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 03, 2019

i think its great

By Samantha W

Feb 04, 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 05, 2017

Very good course!

By Jennifer T

May 05, 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