The Art of Typography: Communicate Effectively Through the Power of Type

Faye Brown, Faye Brown Designs

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15 Videos (2h 9m)
    • Introduction to the course

      6:22
    • Introduction to Communication and Typography (03.40)

      3:39
    • 10 words, 10 typefaces (03.07)

      3:17
    • The History of Typography (slideshow)

      0:28
    • The Anatomy of Typography (18.53)

      18:53
    • Illustrator tutorial - Part 1 (11.05)

      11:05
    • Illustrator tutorial - Part 2 (08.02)

      8:02
    • Brands and logotypes (16.43)

      16:43
    • Creating typefaces (08.23)

      8:22
    • Hand drawn lettering into vectors - tutorial (08.42)

      8:42
    • Final project brief - layout your quote (05.41)

      5:41
    • My type of movie (08.00)

      8:00
    • Final project - adding other elements (07.29)

      7:28
    • Photoshop tutorial (18.26)

      18:26
    • The Art of Typography - round up

      3:37

About This Class

This self paced course is for anyone with an interest in typography, from artists, graphic designers and illustrators to people who have to regularly make presentations. 

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Whether you are a complete beginner to typography or need to refresh your passion for type the course will be inspiring, informative and fun.

What You'll Learn

  • Intro to Typography and Communication. We will start by looking at how typefaces are used to communicate a message.
  • History and Anatomy. We'll look into the history or type and the anatomy of typography .
  • Brands and Logotypes. We will look at how brands use typefaces to enhance their brand values and clever ways of using letterforms. 
  • Creating your own Typefaces. You'll learn a variety of ways to create your own typefaces including mixed media, digital material, and hand drawn objects.

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What You'll Make

The final project will encourage students to draw on all their new found knowledge and love for type to create a typographic illustration of a favourite quote or lyric. Students will be encouraged to share their projects and thoughts in what will be a very interactive course. There will be plenty of opportunities for feedback. 

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109 of 112 students recommendSee All

Lovely course, I learned a lot. Only suggestion is to speak more loudly! Thanks.
Excellent class – thanks a lot!
Monika Zwiefelhofer

Passionate Graphic- & Webdesigner

Well structured and practical course. I enjoyed it!

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Faye Brown

Faye Brown Designs

Hey Everyone! Thank you for checking out my classes here on Skillshare. I'm a designer and animator living in the English countryside with my young family. After completing a Graphic Design degree in Bournemouth, I started my career working in London in motion graphics designing and art directing title sequences for TV and film. 10 years later I decided it was time to go freelance, shortly before we started our family.

These days I work on a variety of project...

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