Introduction to Typeface Design

Alonzo Felix, Designer

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16 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:29
    • 2. Why Design Type?

      Intro to Typeface Design Unit 1.pdf
      2:43
    • 3. What is a Typeface?

      5:11
    • 4. Type Anatomy 101

      5:22
    • 5. Overview of Typographic Classification Systems

      5:20
    • 6. Text Type and Display Type

      4:25
    • 7. Influence from Writing Systems

      2:48
    • 8. The Design Space

      7:16
    • 9. Families and Superfamilies

      3:32
    • 10. Overshoots

      2:36
    • 11. Grouping

      4:51
    • 12. Relationships

      3:44
    • 13. Spacing Type

      5:01
    • 14. Critiquing Type

      4:13
    • 15. Class Wrap-Up

      1:10
    • 16. Explore Design on Skillshare

      0:37
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40 of 44 students recommend this class
I was really impressed by the level of preparation and availability of class notes. One of the most thorough content and reviews of typography out there..
An amazing and simple introduction to letterforms. Theory was always pretty intimidating to me, though Alonzo's style of teaching is very precise and engaging. The other massive benefit to this class is that all the content displayed was downloadable as a PDF. Which feels like a class structure of someone giving you handouts. Great for beginners who want a better grasp of letterform terminology.