June 20 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Lunch & Learn: Typography Fundamentals

General Assembly

When:
June 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-06-20T12:00:00-04:00
2018-06-20T13:00:00-04:00
Where:
General Assembly
Cost:
Free
Lunch & Learn: Typography Fundamentals @ General Assembly
This workshop covers the fundamentals of typography for the novice designer and other professionals, with an emphasis on web and mobile app executions. Typographic concepts will be examined at three levels of granularity: that of the letterform, the sentence, and the paragraph. At the level of the letterform, a common typographic vocabulary will be introduced. Concepts to be covered include the definition of glyphs, understanding the difference between typefaces and fonts, basic typographic anatomy, and standard typographic classifications. The application of the typographic principles, i.e, size, weight, style, and placement, to create hierarchy will be introduced when examining type at the sentence level. Finally, at the level of the paragraph, advanced concepts to include line length, line height, and paragraph spacing will be discussed alongside common typographic sins and virtues.

  • Learn basic typographic vocabulary common to the design industry
  • Gain an understanding of the basic classifications of type
  • Learn to create hierarchy with typographic concepts
  • Understand where to source quality typefaces and how to deploy custom web typography
2018-06-20 12:00:00 2018-06-20 13:00:00 America/New_York Lunch & Learn: Typography Fundamentals This workshop covers the fundamentals of typography for the novice designer and other professionals, with an emphasis on web and mobile app executions. Typographic concepts will be examined at three levels of granularity: that of the letterform, the sentence, and the paragraph. At the level of the letterform, a common typographic vocabulary will be introduced. Concepts to be covered include the definition of glyphs, understanding the difference between typefaces and fonts, basic typographic anatomy, and standard typographic classifications. The application of the typographic principles, i.e, size, weight, style, and placement, to create hierarchy will be introduced when examining type at the sentence level. Finally, at the level of the paragraph, advanced concepts to include line length, line height, and paragraph spacing will be discussed alongside common typographic sins and virtues. Learn basic typographic vocabulary common to the design industry Gain an understanding of the basic classifications of type Learn to create hierarchy with typographic concepts Understand where to source quality typefaces and how to deploy custom web typography General Assembly