Typography Workshop

Washington, D.C. campuses

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

Past Locations for this Workshop

Typography Workshop

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

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

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

  • Walk through the history of type and progression throughout different media
  • Show examples of type in print and web and the differences between both
  • Show how type works with color/texture/images
  • Talk about different types of fonts (serif, sans-serif, display, handwritten) and the benefits/best uses for all
  • Walk through do’s/dont’s - no stretching, rotating, etc.
  • Demonstrate with provided fonts (4-5 or so) and headline/body copy of how to lock up type. Have class play around with this.
  • Talk about how legs/bars can be used to nest type
  • Wrap up by having the class do a simple type treatment of their chosen words - could be their name, a famous quote, etc.

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