Type 1: The Basics

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Type 1: The Basics

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

About this workshop

The basics of characters. Historical origins of language and writing. Identifying and classifying typefaces. These are the basic requirements needed to get your bachelor’s in Kick-Ass Typography. That’s right. It’s time to enroll in The Basics.

The Basics: Characters & Words is a beginning lecture-demonstration class for the type enthusiast, design dabbler, beginning design student or junior designer who possesses the basic knowledge about graphic design.

Takeaways

  • What is type and where does it come from
  • About the types of serifs, stories and other terms
  • The importance of horizontal and vertical rhythm
  • Absolute and relative measurements, how and when to use each
  • Classifications and anatomy

Prereqs & Preparation

Participants must have a basic understanding of visual design. Participation in college-level design classes, working experience in the graphic design field, or an understanding of Adobe InDesign or Illustrator is helpful. Graduates of this class may take any offered beginning level workshops.

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