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Font Pairing: Learn to Choose Cohesive Typefaces

Nick DePasquale, Graphic Designer from Northern NJ

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10 Videos (15m)
    • Intro

      1:08
    • Type Classifications

      1:38
    • Purpose

      1:17
    • Contrast

      1:46
    • Families

      1:34
    • Serif

      2:19
    • Sans Serif

      1:50
    • Slab Serif

      2:06
    • Script

      1:15
    • Assignment

      0:33

About This Class

Welcome to my class on the art of font pairing! In the broad world of design, there are a few things that are truly universal. One of those things is conveying information with text. And even before information is conveyed with body text, we often look at display text to get a feel for what we’re about to read or watch. With that said, it’s important to understand how we can convey that information in a way that is appropriate, easy to understand, and aesthetically sound. The purpose of this class will be to cover all three of those necessities so that everyone can have a better understand of how font pairing works.

This class is going to cover a variety of topics around fonts and typography, including the following:

  • Rules of pairing
  • Type Anatomy
  • Styles of fonts
  • Examples of fonts that pair well

Fonts are one of the pillars of all design, and making sure that you have a strong foundation is imperative to growing as a designer. With this class, I think we’ll all be able to push ourselves forward, both designers and non-designers alike, in order to develop an eye for the world of design.

15 of 15 students recommendSee All

I've learned so much is this 15-minute class. Nick's style of delivery is clear and simplistic which makes the information easy to absorb. I'm not a designer but I really learned alot. Loved it.
Thanks. really helpful!
Clearly explained, I now understand so much more about fonts and pairing them. I highly recommend this class to anyone even vaguely interested in fonts, typography, calligraphy or lettering of any kind!
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Nick DePasquale

Graphic Designer from Northern NJ

I am a 21 year old graphic designer and videographer out of North Jersey. My veins bleed Yankee blue. Most people recognize me as "that guy in a baseball cap."

Now that that is out of the way, let's talk about the nitty gritty. I love graphic design and film! Ever since I was in high school, I have been pushing myself to learn more and more about design theory, and more recently, film history. My strengths are in advertising and publication, though I also have a long history in brandin...

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