Typography

$130 usd
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Sun Feb 21, 10:00 AM - Sun Mar 14, 12:00 PM (PST)
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Typography with Jaime Barrett

NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD ONLINE

This typography workshop invites you to explore the basics of designing with type. We’ll review different approaches to designing with an eye for working with type in layout, composition and basic elements of drawing your own typeface. The class will briefly cover historical movements and how that has shaped the type design landscape of today. We will also explore different type classifications, how to work with type in layout and how to best mix different fonts together.

Experience Level: Intermediate. Students should be familiar with Adobe Illustrator

Week one
Specifics of serif and sans serif faces. Small studies: tweets or headlines made for instagram posts, etc.

Week two
Slab and display faces. We’ll look at details of these typefaces, the history. We’ll work to create a long-form layout example with serif. Last project: design a word.

Week three
Bringing it all together, mixing up fonts and creating one last project. Looking at anatomy of type. Show different type foundries.

Week four
Final critique. Look at the 2 projects. Discuss.

Jaime Barrett

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