Join Ina Saltz for an in-depth discussion in this video What's next, part of Foundations of Typography.
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As in every field, the world of typography is always evolving. New ideas, typefaces, styles and people populate today's typographic landscape and they shape our designs and communications. We're living in a true golden age of typography. It's never been a more exciting time for me to be a typographic educator. Now with the Internet anyone can make and distribute a typeface, which has resulted in an explosion of new typeface design, and there have been more books published on typographic topics in the last 5 years than in the last 500 years.
If you've watched this whole course, you've got a great head start in using typography and using it well. But this is just the beginning, think of this course as a starting point. I recommend that you also check out some of the websites, podcasts, blogs, and books included in the exercise files. There is a cornucopia of classes, conferences, organizations, and resources devoted to typography. These are great ways to get the latest news and information on the world of typography and also to build your typographic reference library.
Good typographic usage isn't magic. All of the necessary skills and practical knowledge of typography can be learned. All you need to do is study the basics, look at good examples of type usage, and methodically keep working at improving your skills until you get better at it. And that's it for this course. I hope you feel better prepared to go out there and capture your audience using visually dynamic typography. Until next time, this is Ina Saltz, sharing my passion for letters and type with you and hoping that you will share your passion for letters and type with everyone in your world.
- What is typography?
- Differentiating type characteristics
- Using ornamental and decorative type
- Combining typefaces
- Using contrast and scale
- Kerning and kerning pairs
- Choosing the optimum line length
- Aligning and spacing characters, words, and paragraphs
- Understanding factors affecting legibility
- Working with three-dimensional type
- Putting type in motion