The more you know about designing type, the more you want to know. This video contains a list of resources for increasing your knowledge and understanding of type design and production.
- The more you know about typography,…and designing type,…the more you'll want to know.…Books and libraries are your friends.…And not just your local library;…if you travel, be sure to find out…what type of graphic treasures…are held in libraries at your destination.…To get your library search started,…I've included a list of 100 books about typography,…in the assets for this course.…There are also museums and archives…of printing and typography…that are destinations unto themselves.…The Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, for instance,…is a natural pilgrimage site for typographers.…
And there are dozens more dotting the globe.…I've included a short list in the assets also.…And you should join the larger typographic community,…sooner rather than later.…You'll find typographers to be a welcoming bunch,…and very willing to share their insights…with new designers.…In addition to the online conversations…and local events,…there are national and international type conferences…throughout the year.…TypeCon, the ATypI conference, and TYPO Talks…
- Why study typography?
- What makes a typeface great?
- Stroke angle, weight, and contrast
- Shape variations
- Finding good models
- Typeface vs. lettering
- Drawing the basic glyphs
- Producing a functioning font
- Printing, critiquing, and revising
Skill Level Beginner
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
Allan Haley on the Evolution of Typeface Designwith Kristin Ellison1h 38m Intermediate
Creating a Hand-Drawn Type Portraitwith Von Glitschka1h 31m Intermediate
1. What Makes a Typeface Great?
2. What Makes a Great Typeface?
4. Drawing the Basic Glyphs
5. Producing a Functioning Font
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