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.
This course is part of the Graphic Design Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
Review the terminology and measuring system used to describe type
Explore how typefaces tell stories and understand the historic evolution
Conduct a peer-reviewed typesetting exercise
Design of a full-scale typographic poster
Skills you will gain
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Indesign
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Week 1: Talking Type
Week 2: Typefaces and their Stories
Week 3: Putting Type to Work
Week 4: Making Meaningful Type
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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY
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.
Highly useful information to beginners in typography with very well made videos. Balanced exercises push students to implement the knowledge they acquired mixed with their own creativity.
I highly enjoyed this class. I found it very helpful crash course on typography. The activities were engaging enough to help me understand more of the importance of typography in graphic design
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!
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