If you’re an aspiring designer, a product manager, a developer, or someone who works regularly with type in digital contexts, you’ll find this course highly relevant.
Module 1: Composition using type
What is typography? How is it applied in the real world? This session will take you on a tour of type-intensive artefacts such as newspapers, magazines, websites, signages, etc, for observation and critique.
What are the constraints and opportunities when laying out text online and in print? How do they differ with changing quantities and qualities of text?
What brings simplicity to design? What are the most common and important constraints in design? We’ll study these in the context of type.
What typefaces to use? How many typefaces to use, and why? What goes behind deciding on and combining different typefaces?
The number of participants is limited to 6.
Typography determines the visual form of text. By the end of this course, you will be well acquainted with the fundamentals and be able to apply them effectively in your design work.
With this online design course, you will:
And have fun with type!
This course will follow the studio method. It is for a small group of participants, who will be led by a facilitator. Each session will involve:
Each week will feature one session. This course will require a time commitment of at least 3 hours per week.
“Typography is to literature as musical performance is to
composition: an essential act of interpretation, full of endless
opportunities for insight or obtuseness.”
– Robert Bringhurst in The Elements of Typographic Style
Typography can make or break your design. So much so, that it can even influence a presidential election! If you’re curious to know more, Vox has a great video on the topic.
Apart from your content, typography is the most important factor, when it comes to communicating your ideas clearly and preserving your reader’s attention. A strong foundational understanding will help you design significantly better documents and interfaces.
Date & time
4 sessions. Every Saturday, 5 PM – 6:30 PM.