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How to Choose Fonts

A course by Enric Jardí , Designer

Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2015

Discover what each type of font tells us and how to choose the right one for your project

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  • 15644 students

Discover what each type of font tells us and how to choose the right one for your project

A course by Enric Jardí

In this online course, discover the ins and outs of selecting fonts for your work alongside graphic designer Enric Jardí. As a font and publishing expert, Enric guides you through the world of fonts from a unique perspective, leaving the lengthy lists of parts and classifications behind. Understand the origins and evolution of fonts, as well as how to choose, combine, access, and manage them to become an expert at choosing the perfect font.

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What will you learn in this online course?

17 lessons & 3 downloads

English, Spanish
  • 97% positive reviews (866)
  • 15644 students
  • 17 lessons (3h 42m)
  • 3 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Put everything you learn into practice by choosing a series of fonts for a newspaper publication, working with a complex, flexible hierarchical structure.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Graphic design and publishing professionals who regularly work with digital or printed fonts, as well as those who don’t have much experience but are looking to learn more about fonts and their function.

Requirements and materials

No special knowledge of fonts is required as this course covers the fundamentals. However, the course does include useful tips regarding text management in InDesign, Illustrator, and MacOS for professional graphic designers.

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Enric Jardí

A course by Enric Jardí

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Enric's interest in fonts is a result of his professional work. He studied design during a period when it wasn’t taught as such, but over time, his interest in this specific topic grew.

In the 90s when the first text editors for personal computers appeared, he and a group of friends established Type-Ø-Tones, a company that still exists today.

He became especially interested in the use of letters, incorporating the subject into the design classes he taught at Escuela Elisava and later at Eina.

He is the author of several texts and books, including Veintidós consejos sobre tipografía (que algunos diseñadores jamás revelarán), Veintidós cosas que nunca debes hacer con las letras (que algunos tipógrafos nunca te dirán), and Pensar con imágenes. He’s also spoken at conferences about fonts, explaining the topic in a way that he wishes it would've been explained to him. This includes explaining the origins and reasons for each aspect, starting with the most important parts and finishing with details and tips, and questioning the assumptions and myths surrounding fonts.

Aside from fonts, his work mainly focuses on magazine, book cover, and corporate image design. In collaboration with Marcus Villaça, he's worked on multiple publishing projects, including the redesign of the Chicago Reader newspaper and the Boston Phoenix.

From September 2005 to April 2009, he served as president of the Asociación de Directores de Arte y Diseñadores Gráficos ADG-FAD. In October 2009, he received the Premio Nacional de Cultura design prize from the Autonomous Government of Catalonia.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    How is the text

    • Choose a way to write the words
    • How should we look at the letters
    • Readability: uppercase and lowercase
  • U3

    Choose fonts

    • Legibility: small texts and large texts
    • The family
    • The letters of the twentieth century
    • The characters of the alphabet
    • Types for screen
  • U4

    More reasons to choose fonts

    • What the types tell us
    • More types that tell us things
    • Combine types
    • Other letters you should know
    • How to obtain and manage sources
  • U5

    Two case studies

    • Letters for a logo
    • Letters for a newspaper
  • FP

    Final project

    • How to choose fonts

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How to Choose Fonts. Calligraphy, and Typography course by Enric Jardí Best seller

How to Choose Fonts

A course by Enric Jardí
Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined May 2015
  • 97% positive reviews (866)
  • 15644 students