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Typography and Identity

Sep 23 - Dec 15
3.50 CEUs

Peter Kaplan Lead designer, Museum of Arts and Design

Typography is an essential tool for visual communication. At its best, typography is the art of deploying symbols of language in order to articulate voice, identity, meaning and beauty. In this course you will explore how to use this tool to create a robust brand identity for screen and print. It begins with a study of the formal (beautiful), practical (useful) and historical aspects of typography, allowing for a deeper understanding of type and how it is best used. Our investigation will be furthered by developing brand identities and logotypes that explore how type, in combination with other design elements, can create a strong pictorial statement that speaks visually about a subject in a clear, consistent and exciting way. This course is open to intermediate- to advanced-level design students.
NOTE: This course is fully online. Students will enjoy learning with a combination of media-based lectures and live video conferences with the instructor and classmates. The (optional) online synchronous meetings are scheduled and are recorded for students to review at their convenience. Additionally, there are opportunities for asynchronous discussion with the instructor throughout the semester.


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