I found this short video on the information aesthetics blog. It’s a great, quick, introduction to typography.
Like many tasks that once were the realm of professionals, fiddling with fonts is a skill that many lay users should have.
I teach my students about typography in a number of courses. Here are my highlights:
- Serif vs. sans-serif fonts
- Leading and kerning
- Selection of fonts for the screen and on paper; for headlines and for body copy
Do you present typography to your students? If so, what do you focus on?