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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.

Jun 4, 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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May 6, 2017

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Dec 6, 2020

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Oct 4, 2020

Exceptional !!

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Aug 24, 2020

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Jun 17, 2020

Greta learning

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Apr 1, 2020

I learn a lot!

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Aug 2, 2018

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Jun 27, 2016

amazing course

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Jan 8, 2021

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By Walter J

Aug 3, 2020

Amazing, thx!

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Aug 2, 2018

Good Course !

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Mar 6, 2017

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Dec 19, 2016

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Nov 3, 2016

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Feb 9, 2021

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Jan 15, 2021

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Nov 30, 2020

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Aug 14, 2020

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Jun 29, 2020

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Oct 26, 2017

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Sep 19, 2017

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Aug 9, 2017

Learnt a lot

By Francisco C

Aug 7, 2016

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By Utku K

Jun 22, 2016

Nice course.