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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


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!


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.

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Oct 23, 2018

The course was awesome.


May 13, 2018

Very very informative !

By Laura E

Jan 10, 2017


By Xue D Y

Jul 2, 2016

推荐 实用,一定可以对英文字体有一个整体概念的

By Iván J V

Apr 11, 2020

Excellent way to learn

By Manuel A R S

Feb 11, 2019

Very practical content

By Rodrigo S Z

Jun 13, 2018

Very nice introduction

By Hernan A O R

Aug 13, 2016

Clear and so complete.

By Prahlad G

Apr 5, 2016

Beautifully Organised.

By Nastassia

Mar 16, 2016

I do love this course!

By Taras Y

Jan 12, 2021

Exceeded expectation!

By Marcia d S R

Sep 20, 2020

Really amazing course

By Aws A

Jul 27, 2020

It was fun and useful

By Ayesha B

Jan 28, 2018

Simple. To the point!

By Valeria B R

Sep 28, 2021

me encantoo el curso

By Andie S

Sep 19, 2021

I enjoyed the class.

By Michael G T

Aug 30, 2021

very valuable course

By Ravi R

Aug 21, 2020

Excellent course....

By Chris

May 1, 2020

Great video content.

By Gerry D C

Jun 19, 2019


By Adrienn C

Aug 6, 2018

I loved that course!

By Sethumadhava L

Mar 5, 2018

Great practice work.

By Ємельянова Г М

Mar 8, 2017

I enjoy this course!

By Angel

Jan 11, 2023

I loved this course

By Md. S

Apr 2, 2021

Really Good Course!