Level 1: A Typographic Foundation
A tour of the ground floor where the basics of typeface structure are explored and the beginnings of typographic communication is outlined.
Learn the backstory on the Latin alphabet, take a look at great typography of the last centuries and find out how type was set before it was bits and bytes.
As in any profession, there are basic foundational tools that need to be understood and appreciated before they can be used well. This module will introduce you to the tools we call typefaces.
A type family is a range of typeface designs that are variations of one basic style of alphabet. There are hundreds – maybe thousands – of typeface families. This module will provide information and insight into the most important.