New York: The Mechanics of Typographic Space with Alexander Tochilovsky

Typography has become the essential way of communicating language, but the mechanics involved in crafting elegant typography can sometimes seem mystifying. The key to good typography is an understanding of space. Through lectures, assignments, demonstrations and discussions this course will help build a strong grasp of the mechanics which make for good typography. Students will learn strategies in type selection, of mixing type, and an understanding of typographic grids.

Participants must have a basic understanding of graphic design concepts. College-level design course or working experience in the graphic design field, plus an understanding of Adobe InDesign will be helpful. A Mac/Windows laptop with a recent version (CS3 or later) of InDesign installed is required. (A free 30-day demo of InDesign can always be downloaded from Adobe.com if necessary).

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