If you're a graphic designer, you should already have a working knowledge of typography and you probably know how to draw using Bezier curves. If you're not sure about your typographic skills please check out "Graphic Design Foundations: Typography" with Ina Saltz and "Adobe Illustrator CC Essential Training" with Justin Seely.
- [Instructor] If you're a graphic designer, you probably already have a working knowledge of typography. There's no shame if you don't, but you should remedy that ASAP by checking out Foundations of Typography with Ina Saltz and reading a few of the recommended books on the list included with this course. And if you're a graphic designer, you probably know how to use Bezier curves. Again, there's no shame if you don't; but, for this course, you'll need to know that. So if you're not sure, or you've never heard the word "bezier" before, check out Adobe Illustrator CC essential training.
Other skills, like calligraphy or lettering experience, while certainly helpful and encouraged, are not essential. You will need a critical eye and the patience to edit your work repeatedly, but that's it. Everything else, you'll pick up as you go and strengthen through practice.
- 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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