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Course Spotlight: Advanced Typography

All-star DCA instructor Andrew Kutchera recently took some time out of his busy schedule to let us behind the curtain on his Advanced Typography course:

Why is this course important for my design education?

Typography is a significant part of what designers tackle with every project. Graphic design, in the most fundamental sense, is a combination of images and words, so one could say that 50% of our job is to work with type.

What will I take away from this course?

You’ll have a chance to explore typography in its many applications. In one project, you will work with a neighborhood name (examples in the gallery below) to see how you can convey the complexity of a place using different letterforms. In another assignment, you will work with a phrase to see how you can add additional meaning through type choice and arrangement of words. You will also explore ways to structure larger amounts of text – along with pull quotes and a title – in a magazine spread.

Different amounts of text require different approaches, and you will discover that each is a skill within a larger skill-set called typography. In the end you, you will feel confident that your typographic solutions are sophisticated because you will have the deftness to explore a range of solutions.

Click here to enroll in Advanced Typography this fall.


Andrew Byrom @ A+D Museum on June 29

Join renowned typographer and graphic designer Andrew Byrom for an exciting and interactive discussion on TYPOGRAPHY and his EXPERIMENTAL approach to graphic design the evening of Friday, June 29th from 6-8pm.

Andrew’s clients include The New York Times, Penguin  Books, UCLA Extension, and Sagmeister Inc. His work has been featured in numerous design publications including Print Magazine, +81, and Creative Review,  and has been honored by the AIGA and the Type Directors Club. 

Andrew is a Professor at CSULB and has also taught at UCLA Extension, Northern Illinois University, plus Luton University and Central Saint Matrins in the UK. He has given presentations about his ideas throughout Europe, Asia and the US –  including the AIGA Y-Conference, ATypI, TypeCon, The Type Directors Club, Kuala Lumpur Design Week, and TEDx

Come with your favorite font in mind and join the conversation. (Tip: Make sure it isn’t comic sans.)  The A+D Museum is located at 6032 Wilshire Blvd.  For more information and to reserve your spot, see here

Also, this summer you can join Andrew every Saturday for his Typography course here at UCLA Extension.  This hands-on course covers the fundamentals of type, its characteristics, vocabulary, and nomenclature as well as creative uses of type and how it is integrated in successful design.

Enroll today.

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