Gain a foundational understanding of typography, and learn how to design your first typeface.
- [Charles] Hi, I'm Charles Nix, and I design typefaces, all day, everyday. It's what I love to do. It's what I was born to do. And you're here, I'm guessing, because you'd like to design type faces too, and I support that. I've stopped designing just long enough to tease apart the process, to analyze what makes a great typeface, and to describe it to you. I've made you a map. It should keep you from getting lost, and it should save you some time, and hopefully, it will help you make beautiful letters, and more importantly, a beautiful and useful collection of letters.
- 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 Appropriate for all
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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