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Devote your mind to a day of grid theory and typographic inquiry. Massage your frontal lobe and pamper your typographic playbook as you create an elegantly structured publication in the company of like-minded typophiles. Masterworks from the Herb Lubalin Study Center will be on view throughout the session.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 6:00am
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Motion plays an increasingly pivotal role in graphic design, from UI ineractions to logo animations to full-scale motion graphics sequences, but it can be intimidating to designers whose experience is primarily in static, type-focused disciplines. In this 10-week course, youll learn the basics of Adobe After Effects as well as the fundamental principles of animation and its effect on design, typography, and meaning.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 1:30pm
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Full Course Name: Shapeshifting Typefaces: Designing & Producing Variable Fonts Learn how to make variable fonts and explore new design possibilities for typefaces that can fluidly change shape. Recent developments in font technology allow typefaces to break free from the static restrictions designers have grown used to since typography was invented. In a world where responsive design systems are a normal part of any design project, variable fonts offer typographic adaptability that was previously impractical or impossible.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 6:00am
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Print and web designers, type designers and DIY publishers can catch up on the basics of contemporary web design by building small-scale web project from scratch, focusing on responsive design and typography using modern HTML & CSS. The course begins with the basics of design using modern HTML & CSS and covers the fundamentals of responsive layout, digital typography, web standards and efficient adaptation for a wide range of devices and screen sizes.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 5:00am
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Typography is an essential aspect of graphic communication, but the principles involved in doing so elegantly can sometimes seem mystifying. Through demonstrations, discussions and hands-on projects this two-day course will help build a strong grasp of what goes into achieving solid typography. We will explore strategies in making sound typeface selection decisions, mixing typefaces, and dealing with complex hierarchies. We will also tackle fine-tuning long passages of text, and explore various methods of building typographic grids.

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 5:00am
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An in-depth understanding of typographic concepts and methods is essential for effective visual communication. Students examine the evolution of the alphabet and the history and basics of typographic style (with an emphasis on 20th-century type design and application). Projects help students understand the difference between legibility and readability and develop a discerning eye and the ability to create effective and expressive type designs. The impact of technology on type design and the work of typographic innovators are discussed.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 5:00am
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Embark on a broad exploration of the art, science and craft of typography from a historic, cultural, technological and practical perspective. Gain exposure to the principles and reasoning behind the use of type as the medium for written language and content. Learn how to design typography for optimal reading, communication hierarchy, and graphic impact through a variety of real-world assignments and exercises. Understand approaches and perspectives on typographic practice from masters of the craft.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm
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Push the limits of normal type usage by creating a richer web experience. Build experimental typographic solutions that blur the line between reading and seeing, where information becomes pictorial. Learn the basics of typography, work with basic code for the web and then break all the rules.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:00am
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An in-depth understanding of typographic concepts and methods is essential for effective visual communication. Students examine the evolution of the alphabet and the history and basics of typographic style (with an emphasis on 20th-century type design and application). Projects help students understand the difference between legibility and readability and develop a discerning eye and the ability to create effective and expressive type designs. The impact of technology on type design and the work of typographic innovators are discussed.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 2:00pm
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This course will cover creating and choosing fonts, sizes, and colors; incorporating text and illustrations; avoiding common mistakes in text usage and common rules. The course will look at the history of typography and students will learn about the anatomy behind the fonts. Emphasis will be placed on using the correct font for the correct application, readability and scalability. The course will teach students about using licensed fonts in their projects, how to create their own fonts and how to market that font to other graphic designers.

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 1:15pm