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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 28, 2018

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 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!

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!

By Adrián A

Sep 14, 2020

For an introductory course this is an amazing one.

By Chetana C

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 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.

By celina o

Mar 30, 2016

Very accessible, clear and well documented course

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 Anna S

Sep 22, 2019

Very good course, amazing exercises. Thank you!

By Jennifer C

Sep 1, 2017

Perfect content, homework design, and examples.