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Typography

Course description

Discover how the visual manipulation of words can bring great insight into  text functions, enhance clarity and produce really successful visual communication. Whether you are a beginner or a professional designer, if you want to find confidence in your own typographic voice, this is the course for you. And here's why...

First, you will learn the fundamental typographic elements and principles and how to use them effectively and creatively.

Second, you will explore ideas visually through projects embracing typography as both information and art.

And third, your learning will be supported by project critiques, when you'll get ideas from your colleagues and advice from your tutor.

But that's not all. You will also get to use Central Saint Martins' letterpress facilities for one of the sessions.

Available dates

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Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook
  • A3 Layout pad
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Masking Tape
  • Any old magazines that you don't mind cutting up.

Details

Topics covered:

  • Choosing typefaces and how to get the best from them
  • Identifying the assorted typographic voices which surround us everyday
  • Strategies for working with different kinds of texts
  • Content analysis
  • How to give your work authority through use of structure
  • Details that can transform ordinary work into something special

Reviews

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"I work with freelance lettering and design and wanted to improve my type composition for future projects. The tutor made sure the work I was doing would help me in my career and gave me lots of tips and tricks to make things easier. I enjoyed using the facilities like the letterpress room and the library, and we went on a tour around the local area to show how different kinds of letters are used for businesses. The course has made my work flow quickly and opened my eyes to different kinds of letter styles that I can now use to reach wider audiences. Ive also learnt how to compose letters, better enabling me to render quotes rather than just single words, and using styles that will emphasize the meaning." - Reuben Ashby, Brighton
Meet the Tutor:

Discover how the visual manipulation of words can bring great insight into text functions, enhance clarity and produce really successful visual communication. If you want to find confidence in your own typographic voice, this is the course for you.

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