Typography with Jaime Barrett
NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD ONLINE
View the Syllabus here.
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
Specifics of serif and sans serif faces. Small studies: tweets or headlines made for instagram posts, etc.
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.
Bringing it all together, mixing up fonts and creating one last project. Looking at anatomy of type. Show different type foundries.
Final critique. Look at the 2 projects. Discuss.
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