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1.1 Welcome to the Course

Typography is a key component of any design language, and typefaces represent a huge part of it.

There are so many typefaces available; how do we know which ones to use and when?

A good place to start is knowing which typeface style you’re looking for. You’ll probably be familiar with two basic categories: serif and sans serif. But defining typefaces goes deeper than that. There’s a whole history behind typeface styles, and understanding this will take you one step closer to knowing how to use them properly.

We have a lot to cover, so after this brief intro video, let’s get started with the anatomy of a letter. That’s coming up in the next lesson.

1.1 Welcome to the Course

Typography is a key component of any design language and a huge part of that is represented by typefaces. Knowing when to use a specific typeface is the difference between good and bad design, but there are so many of them. How do we know which one to use? Well, a good place to start is knowing which typeface style we need. We all know the basic categorie, Serif and Sans-serif. But it goes deeper than that. There's a whole history behind typeface styles. And understanding this, will take you one step closer to understanding how to use them properly. This is what you'll learn in this short course. We'll take a closer look at these styles and their subtypes, see where they come from, how to recognize them. And also how to best use them while looking at a few examples. I'm. Welcome to this short course. Here's what we'll cover. First, we'll take a closer look at the anatomy of a letter. Most of what we'll be discussing revolves around how letters are constructed. So, getting to know it properly will make our task a lot easier. Then, we'll discuss Serif typefaces and their main categories, Old Style, Transitional, Didone, and Slab. Finally, we'll cover the Sans-serif typefaces and their main categories, Grotesque, Geometric and Humanist. We have a lot to cover, so let's get started with the anatomy of a letter. That's coming up in the next lesson. See you there.

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