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Graphic Design Fundamentals: Type

with Timothy Samara

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About The Class

type is integral to good design.


Well-organized typography is an integral part of good graphic design. Learn how to do it right in Graphic Design: Type with Timothy Samara.

Timothy will teach you how to work with type so it accurately and beautifully conveys information. You’ll learn about:

  • The mechanics of text
  • Choosing and mixing styles
  • Typographic color
  • Establishing hierarchy

You’ll get all the basics for working with type and get helpful insights on developing layouts, improving legibility, and adding details.

Every designer works with type – learn the rules for getting it right in Graphic Design: Type with Timothy Samara.  


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Typography: The Basics

    25:16
  2. 02

    Style: Choosing & Mixing

    26:01
  3. 03

    Text-Setting Mechanics

    15:41
  4. 04

    Styles: Visual Qualities of Text

    18:09
  5. 05

    Bringing it All Together

    03:17

Meet Your Expert

Timothy Samara

Timothy Samara is a New York–based graphic designer and educator whose twenty-five career has so far focused on visual identity and branding, communication design, and typography. Since 2000, he has split his time between professional practice and academia, defining a highly respected reputation as an instructor at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons/The New School for Design, Purchase College SUNY, New York University, The University of the Arts, and Fashion Institute of Technology. Mr. Samara is a frequent university lecturer and contributor to design publications both in the U.S. and abroad. He has written eight books on design to date (all from Rockport Publishers), which have been translated into ten languages and are used by students and practitioners around the world. ... read more

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  • athina k.

    athina k.

    May 2017

    Great class! The lecturer was so descriptive...to detail...and at the same time so relaxed and funny. I loved him and understood better things that i' ve heard before, but never cared that much to paid attention to...!

  • emmageorge

    January 2017

    Really knowledgeable and useful. I learned loads.....and love the dry humour - chuckle!

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