Studio Problems in Typography

Syllabus & General Course Materials

Typography Syllabus Spring 14

Course Schedule

Process Book Advice



Transforming Raw Text

Personal Annual Report

Magazine Design incl. Magazine Masthead. The name of our magazine is Contrast.


Calendar Design

Currency Redesign



Lecture Slides

Too awesome(ly big) to upload to this site. You can find ‘em on the ArtX server.


Type Terms

Type Terms One

Type Terms Two

Type Terms Three


Useful Things

U&lc Guide to Mixing Typefaces

Feltron Annual Reports

A nice article on The History of Letterpress Printing

Society of Publication Designers

A good article about the 2009 redesign of the New York Times Magazine

Bank Note World : A great collection of images to draw inspiration from.

Text on a One Dollar Bill

Security features @ Banknote Corporation of America

All about the new $100 bill, in circulation Fall 2013


Nelson Mandela Banknotes

“Money Style” Photoshop portrait tutorial

Currency seal Illustrator tutorial

Linefeed Magazine Cover Archive

Type Spec Sheet Example

Advice for Type Spec Sheet

Our textbook: Thinking With Type, by Ellen Lupton.

How to create tabs, hanging indents (flush & hung), etc. in InDesign

Grid Worksheet (thanks, Kevin Rau)


Resources on Combining Typefaces

U&lc Guide to Mixing Typefaces

H&FJ’s “Four Techniques for Combining Fonts”

FontShop’s “Combining Type With Helvetica”

… and even more tips and resources.


And One Necessary GIF

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. See it for yourself:





What’s your type?