A foundation course in typography with emphasis on using type for a multiple of industry related applications

Welcome to Type & Media

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Fall semester of Type & Media,  COMD1127, section D139. This is your class website and part of your required reading. Here you will find loads of resources to help you get through the course. As often as I find interesting materials that will supplement and enhance your learning, I will update this site with them.  Sometimes you will find a recap from the day’s lesson. If I find no one is utilizing the info, I will stop posting it here. Therefore, you should plan to check in here before and after each class—especially to get updates to class and homework assignments. It is your responsibility to keep up with the information that is posted, and your participation on this site will contribute to it’s usefulness and help to enhance it. So, remember to post and comment when assigned to do so, and as often as possible to keep the discussion going. You contribution can make a big difference. There is no required textbook for this class.

Let’s get started! In the comments below, share a few of the things you hope to learn in this class.


  1. Ezra Abramson

    I hope to learn how I can use typography in my other classes and my own personal work

  2. abigail moran

    i hope this class can help to get my graphic design skills more explored and greater.

  3. Ornella

    In this class I would like to learn more about Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, and learn techniques that will help me improve my skills, and also learn more about Graphic Design.

    • Prof. Mary Brown

      Hi Ornella, we won’t cover Photoshop or Illustrator in this course, but you should be very proficient in InDesign by the end of the semester. Welcome to the class.

  4. Sidean S

    I hope to learn how to use the program inDesign in a more professional way and the different types of type structure.

  5. Jose Gutierrez

    I would like to get familiar with all the design applications that will introduced to me in this course.

  6. Safa C

    I don’t know the first thing about Editing or anything of that nature. I’m hoping I learn everything that is needed so I can move on to my other classes having a clear foundation on Communication design. I’m super interested in this field and hoping to excel in it.

    Thank you!

  7. Masuma

    I hope I get to learn the concept of Communication Design. I have no experience so I’m really looking forward to it.

  8. space mind

    The things I hope to learn in Type and Media is how to photoshop, usage of fonts to express one another, and to be well informed about more of typograghy.

    • Prof. Mary Brown

      Welcome to the class. Unfortunately, we don’t cover Photoshop in this course.

  9. Elliot Vidalon

    This is my first time attending in Type & Media and what I expect to learn in this class is to how to use the software applications required for class and to design my imagination.

  10. Alayna Hunte

    During this course, I wish to gain more in-depth knowledge on digital art. I like making graphic/collage edits with photography and am looking forward to learning new techniques and softwares.

    • Prof. Mary Brown

      Welcome to the class Alayna. We won’t cover digital art or photography editing in this course, but you’ll get a good foundation in typography and Adobe InDesign.

  11. Kendra S

    I hope to be able to use what i learn in this class to become a more effective designer.

  12. Virginia Sanchez

    In this class I would like to learn the principles of design. I’d like to be well rounded and prepared for all types of design.

  13. Khaleah

    In this class I hope to gain knowledge on the principles of type design and learn more about the InDesign app.

  14. Li Yan

    In this class I hope to learn as much as I can and learn about the app.

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