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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 04, 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 26, 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.

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By Carla P L

Apr 19, 2016

Loved it!!! Super helpful and fun! Amazing!

By Mamatter S

Sep 01, 2020

I learn a lot of new thinks. Great course.

By Komeyl M

Jul 12, 2020

Very good. Thanks to Coursera and CalArts.

By Huyen T N

Jun 26, 2020

I have improved a lot. Thank you so much!!

By Deleted A

Nov 08, 2018

Very intricate course, 5/5 great teachers.

By Haider A

Oct 31, 2017

Amazing course, I definitely recommend it.

By Ayush A

May 12, 2020

Incredible Assignments and a lot to learn

By Himanshu S

Sep 07, 2019

Good Fundamental knowledge of Typography.

By Sandeep M

Jun 09, 2019

Thanks to this course, i learned a lot!!.


Oct 03, 2017

good course,for understanding typography.

By Isaac B

Jun 06, 2017

Fantastic course and well worth the time.

By Sanda L

Apr 27, 2016

Nice for practice and for some resources.

By Shahadat A

Apr 18, 2019

Very nice experience to understand learn

By Dina D

Oct 09, 2018

I really enjoyed this course, thank you!

By Arunava R

Jun 10, 2016

This is good introduction on Typography.

By Sara S

Aug 21, 2020

Excellent information and introduction.

By Fatema R B

Jun 27, 2020

Get to know about typographic concepts.

By Kat W

Sep 24, 2016

Great lessons. Concise and interesting.

By Olga K

Apr 08, 2020

Very interesting, very well delivered!

By Alexander M A S

Nov 08, 2019

Excellent course and excellent teacher

By Luisa M E C

Jun 18, 2017

I had a great time taking this course!

By Katarina B

Nov 10, 2016

very good quality, very good teachers.

By Mary R

May 24, 2020

Really interesting and easy to follow

By Dijana M

Sep 29, 2016

Excellent course. Highly recommended.

By Diana A

Jun 29, 2016

An excellent course, I learned a lot.