Pick the Right Font: When to Choose Comic Sans Over Helvetica, And Much More. Premium class

Natanael Gama, Type Designer

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12 Videos (17m)
    • Get Started

      1:21
    • Long Text or Short Text?

      2:16
    • Large Font Size or Small Font Size?

      2:02
    • Print or Screen?

      1:18
    • Versatility or Limited Scope?

      1:30
    • Style or Function?

      2:13
    • Evolution or Revolution?

      1:06
    • Free or Paid?

      0:57
    • Good Design or Bad Design?

      1:04
    • New or Old?

      0:50
    • Save 4 Fonts From Typapocalipse

      1:38
    • 12 Closing

      0:41

About This Class

Nowadays there are thousands of fonts available for you to choose from. How can you know which one to choose for your next project? What’s the difference between a web-font and desktop font? How to pair fonts? Which fonts are more suitable for long strings of text? What kind of font design works better in a small font size? Or even the million dollar question: What’s the problem with Comic Sans?

Those questions and many others are answered by the type designer Natanael Gama in this class. Whether you are graphic designer, or web designer, or even if you just like to play with typography, this class will boost your capacity to make wiser and more effective typographic choices.

Let’s learn how to pick the perfect font! 

64 of 67 students recommendSee All

Love this class, have ALWAYS had difficulty figuring out which font to use for what - I'm a complete "newbie" to the concept of choosing the font to fit the "feel" of what you're writing about - seeing the topics "Heavy Metal" vs "Children's Music" both written in a sweet, curvy, curlicue type font? What a brilliant example of which font to use! I would LOVE another class - with more examples - that includes picking type COLORS - that would be awesome! Also - a class that focuses just on website content would be fabulous.... THANKS SO MUCH!
Meg McClellan

When you need words done well...

Great straightforward overview of the typeface's features, especially for the beginners. After watching this you'll start noticing things you've never noticed before :)
Very short and basic class, good for newbies. After you finish it, you want lo learn more and more.
Agata K.

If you can dream it, you can do it!

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Natanael Gama

Type Designer

Natanael one day decided to play with fonts and never stopped. Inspired by the typography classes while taking his degree in graphic design and multimedia in ESAD.CR he started drawing Exo. It was a successful project on kickstarter and is part of the Google Fonts Library. Since then he has already released two more types via Google Fonts, Cinzel and Exo 2. Apart from other commissioned works he has been creating his own typographic library

His work has been used by brands like Google, Lego, Fifa, AMG, Blizzard, among many others. His fonts were downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and are seen every day by millions of people.

Although the play became work, he hasn’t stopped having fun drawing fonts.