Typography Is

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?

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