Designing with Typography

, Artist, Creative Director, Spacial Designer

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This is a good course for you if you have some graphic design foundation, but would like to strengthen your typography skills.

You'll learn how to choose fonts, mix fonts, the difference between display and text fonts, and how to compose typography for packaging, book covers, editorial, the web, gaming and apps, the works. Mix in your hand skills if you like. Great fun!

Examples of past student work:

Chika Hiraoka

Blanda Eggenschwiler

Marteen Allen

April Sharp

Tom Grunwald

Dan Cassaro

I'll show you basic type design lockups that you can apply to any project no matter what comes your way.

You'll be asked to recognize them and learn to create them. We'll do several a week for a number of sessions. We'll then move onto putting those lockups in context of overall pieces--packaging, editorial, posters, book covers, apps, etc.

We'll get into text type briefly in the final few weeks. You'll learn how to set beautiful paragraphs of text.

Since the number of weeks is short, it's a lot in a little time, it'll be fun and worth the commitment. There will be homework. Don’t overbook yourself! Our sessions will consist of in class demos and course work. Please bring laptops.

Please sign up with this link: http://skl.sh/1ftd8ma

Prerequisites
You know Adobe Creative Suite and have had some experience doing graphic design, whether on the job, for friends and clients, or via vocational training. Typography is fundamental to great design. Whether you're in multi media, interactive, web, or print you need typography skills. I will help you! Bring a laptop to best take advantage of this course.
Schedule
  • Square Ups

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    Square ups are a basic display font lockup. We'll learn to recognize these. You'll begin some in class. Then you'll do a set on your own for the following week's critique.
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  • Rag Right and Left

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    Rag right and left is a basic display font lockup. We'll learn to recognize these. You'll begin some in class. Then you'll do a set on your own for the following week's critique. You will also apply one of your most successful square ups to a graphic design form (poster, package, editorial design, etc) for next week's critique.
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  • Lozenge

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    The "lozenge" is a basic display font lockup. We'll learn to recognize these. You'll begin some in class. Then you'll do a set on your own for the following week's critique. You will also apply one of your most successful rag right and left solutions to a graphic design form (poster, package, editorial design, etc) for next week's critique.

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  • Run Around Shape

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    Run around shape is a basic display font styling. We'll learn to recognize these. You'll begin some in class. Then you'll do a set on your own for the following week's critique. You will also apply one of your most successful lozenge solutions to a graphic design form (poster, package, editorial design, etc) for next week's critique.
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  • Fit in Shape

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    Fit in shape is a basic display font styling. We'll learn to recognize these. You'll begin some in class. Then you'll do a set on your own for the following week's critique. You will also apply one of your most successful run around shape solutions to a graphic design form (poster, package, editorial design, etc) for next week's critique.
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  • First and Last Letter Larger

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    First and last letter larger is a basic display font lockup. We'll learn to recognize these. You'll begin some in class. Then you'll do a set on your own for the following week's critique. You will also apply one of your most successful fit in shape solutions to a graphic design form (poster, package, editorial design, etc) for next week's critique.
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  • Hollywood Boulevard

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    Hollywood Boulevard is a basic display font lockup. We'll learn to recognize these. You'll begin some in class. Then you'll do a set on your own for the following week's critique. You will also apply one of your most successful first and last letter solutions to a graphic design form (poster, package, editorial design, etc) for next week's critique.
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  • Intertwined Letters and Text Type

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    Intertwined letters is a basic display font lockup. We'll learn to recognize these. You'll begin some in class. We'll also review the work you've done so far and talk about its strengths and weaknesses. And, we'll squeeze in a demo in Indesign about how to set great looking text type, including grids and units.
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E Genevieve Williams

Artist, Creative Director, Spacial Designer

Co-Teaching E. Genevieve Williams and Michael Ian Weinfeld

My father taught me to build a cabin in the woods when I was 16. We were air dropped into our 400 acre plot of land with lake in Northern Ontario. For the next three weeks, my sister, stepmother, my father and I built a cabin with just a few tools and lumber from the property. We had a local helper, a man named "Peg Leg Mike," who actually did only have one leg. Since then I helped my father build the cabin I now live in. I renovated it after he died in 2000. All the plans for the design were my own, bouncing off my father's original vision for the cabin and  property.

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