Fundamentals of Typography
In this series of lessons, we'll focus on the fundamentals of typography. Software required: Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4.
What you'll learn
In this series of lessons, we'll focus on the fundamentals of typography. We'll kick things off by breaking down letterforms and learning about their different components. We'll then learn the difference between a typeface, a typestyle and a type family. Next we'll unravel the mystery of how type is measured through points and picas. Then we'll move on and learn about line spacing, letter spacing and word spacing. From there, we'll learn about working with large bodies of type and discuss different methods of alignment. Finally, we'll learn about the process of choosing and using a typeface. Software required: Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4.
Table of contents
- Beginning to Examine the Anatomy of Letterforms 8m
- Continuing to Examine the Anatomy of Letterforms 13m
- Evolution of Letterforms and Type Classifications 12m
- Type Terminology: Typefaces, Type Styles and Type Families 7m
- Measurements of Type 10m
- Line Spacing Explained 11m
- Letter Spacing and Word Spacing Explained 12m
- Working with Large Bodies of Type 11m
- Alignment for Large Bodies of Type 12m
- Choosing and Using a Typeface 8m