Pairing Typefaces: Tips for Combining Fonts
with Michael Stinson
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01 Blending Typefaces: Four Steps to Consider12:38
About The Class
pick fonts that work well together.
“Which font should I use with this?” is an age-old question that designers constantly grapple with. In Pairing Typefaces: Tips for Combining Fonts with Michael Stinson, you’ll learn essential type rules that make answering that question easier.
Michael is the creative director at Ramp Creative and the instructional director for TypeEd. In this class, he’ll explore the art of combining type and share strategies to ensure your fonts work well together.
You’ll learn about:
- Typeface classifications
- Pairing different styles of type
- Mixing and matching fonts
Michael will teach reliable techniques you can use every time you go to combine type styles so your designs always look great.
Software Used: Adobe InDesign CC 2014.2 (10.2)
Blending Typefaces: Four Steps to Consider12:38
The Guidelines of Approach02:46
Analysis of Pairings08:00
Pairing Approach Demonstrations14:53
Actively Using Your Pairing20:51
What to Avoid When Pairing01:44
Michael Stinson is a founding partner and Creative Director at Ramp Creative as well as instructional director for the company's educational typography program, TypeEd. He has created businesstransforming work for brands such as Quiksilver, Wet Seal, K2, CWS Capital Partners ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
100% of students recommend this class.
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A good warm-up course for typography. I learned a lot and gained greater insight on fonts and type.
Michael, did an awesome job. He gives you a system for pairing font faces, and if you follow his instructions with your fonts, you'll really nail down why 2 different types of typefaces work or not. Thank you Michael!
This is a very good, compact course that teaches essential principles of typography which design schools seem to skip over these days. Michael uses practical, real-world examples and techniques that take the guesswork out of font pairing and typesetting. A must-watch if you want to bring your design work to a professional level.
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