This is a foundation course in typography with an emphasis on using type for a multiple of industry related applications.

Welcome to Type & Media

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Spring semester of Type & Media,  COMD1167, section D146. 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. 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

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


  1. Morgan Jeong

    I hope to learn how to utilize type into design.

  2. Jonathan Valero

    I hope to get more experienced with the art programs like Adobe illustrator because before today I only casually used them for older classes.

    • Prof. Mary Brown

      We won’t cover Illustrator in this class, but you should have a good understanding of how to use InDesign.

  3. David A Perez

    Hello, I am looking forward to this class and I hope to further my graphic design skills. and I look forward to working with my fellow classmates.

  4. Winnie

    I’m hoping to learn the fundamentals type and how to implement them into designs.

    • Prof. Mary Brown

      We will definitely cover this in class.

  5. Johana Paguay

    For this course I want to learn more about the different types of letter forms and I want to be able to provide a clear image to help portray the message that I am trying to tell .

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