“Typography is what language looks like.” This quote by educator and designer Ellen Lupton has been used countless times to explain how typography, the arrangement and use of type, permeates our visual landscape, from the printed page to screens to physical environments. Those who work in the digital humanities are called upon to make typographic choices everyday, yet few have any training in how to select, arrange and design with type to create effective messages. This workshop will provide an overview of basic typographic principles and will focus specifically on issues related to typography for [digital] humanists, such as typeface selection for digital projects, web typography tools and typography for UI/ UX design. Participants must bring a laptop with a recent version of Chrome installed.
60th and Columbus