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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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By Patricia B

Apr 7, 2021

Cool but a bit to similar with the first course of fondamentals

By Ibrahim K

Dec 19, 2017

I think videos should include more about typography techniques.

By Rachel K

Apr 30, 2018

Very straightforward lessons with good practice techniques!

By Aneri S

Aug 18, 2020

Loved it! but was hoping for a little more experimentation

By caenn

Jun 30, 2016

Fantastic introduction to type, even if it's a tad short.

By Mustafa M

Apr 18, 2021

great course, defined all the fundamentals of typography

By Mohini R

Aug 18, 2016

I had fun with this course and learned new things.

By Liran L A

Apr 21, 2020

Great course with a lot of fun during the course.

By Yui S

Mar 31, 2021

Apart from technical issue, no problem at all.

By benjamin g

Feb 22, 2019

Great way to learn terms and apply techniques.

By Muhizi O

May 31, 2021

Why not the history of contemporain fonts?

By Lily

Mar 24, 2017

somewhat the content is a little bit less

By Oluwaseun O O

Oct 23, 2016

very enlightening and informative course

By Maria C V P

Jul 11, 2020

I enjoyed learning through this course.

By Niña E

Sep 5, 2016

Clear speech in video and instructions.

By Riya A

May 15, 2021

Excellent course and fun assignments!

By Patty N

Sep 13, 2016

Enjoyed the history of the typefaces

By Khoo W W

Jun 17, 2016

Very good as an introductory course!

By Diana N V

Jul 19, 2020

I learn many new things, thank you

By J-Man

Mar 25, 2019

Well made and instructive course.

By Joy S

Aug 20, 2018

surprisingly interesting and cool

By Jennie L

Sep 21, 2016

Great Course! Strongly Recommend!

By Geeshian

Jul 4, 2019

Very informative, great content

By Deb S

Jan 27, 2017

Good introduction to the topic.

By Tarun V M

Apr 25, 2020

explored a lot in typography