How to pick typefaces

Explore typography with Pooja Saxena in this hands-on workshop. Pooja interned with the fonts team at Apple, contributed to Google Fonts, and founded her design studio, Matra Type.

This workshop will help you learn how to pick and pair typefaces, communicate the rationale for your choices, and design interfaces with great typography.

The Mac was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.

Steve Jobs


What you'll take away

  1. Understanding anatomy of typefaces and type classifications
  2. Judging quality of typefaces
  3. Picking appropriate typefaces based on purpose and mood
  4. Communicating the rationale behind typeface choices
  5. Pairing typefaces


Pooja Saxena

Pooja Saxena is a typeface designer and typographer. She documents street lettering, runs type walks, and collects newspapers from around the world.

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This course will go live when there's sufficient demand. If you'd like to participate, please leave us your details. We'll keep you posted.

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