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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

MB
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.

BG
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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By Vinoy V

Jun 22, 2020

Amazing.

By Carlos V W

Mar 20, 2017

Very goo

By Sharmishtha T S

Jun 21, 2020

Awesome

By Samah M A E

Mar 20, 2020

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By LANA B

Jul 7, 2018

LOVE IT

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Sep 27, 2016

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By Gabriel H A

Jun 17, 2020

Great!

By Padcha U

Dec 12, 2019

Superb

By Mohammed E E A

Apr 16, 2018

Thanks

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Jul 16, 2020

great

By Leonardo A E M

Feb 2, 2019

well!

By ruben

Jun 24, 2018

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Nov 8, 2017

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Nov 1, 2020

GOOD

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Jun 17, 2020

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Apr 29, 2020

GOOD

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Apr 8, 2020

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Feb 11, 2020

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Feb 9, 2020

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Jul 22, 2019

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May 22, 2019

Good

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Jan 28, 2019

Nice

By Winnie W

Jun 30, 2017

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Jul 26, 2016

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By Daria D

Sep 18, 2020

The course materials were excellent. It was a challenging and an interesting course.

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The assessment is based almost entirely on peer review. For me it was an opportunity to see other peoples' work. I tried to give the helpful and detailed reviews. I didn't receive the same in return: the reviews I got where one sentence long (one of them was "good job").

I think that the course should include a feedback from the reviewed on the review, and this should be part of the final score. Something along the lines of: "was this review helpful?"