Macro Typography

Macro Typography
with Rebeca Anaya, Mónica Munguía

Type West Public Workshop
Online Workshop
Wed, Mar 17, – Thu, Mar 25, 2021
5:00pm–8:00pm PT

Spend four evenings building confidence in typography at the page level, including type selection, hierarchy, grids, and layout.

One of the most important work tools within graphic design is typographic management. Aimed at professionals and students who want to expand and improve the quality of their work, this course will exemplify and put into practice typesetting exercises in different media, and raise our awareness of space, grid, hierarchy, text boxes, and paragraph arrangement and design, with a focus on readability. We will break down some examples and complement the lectures with discussions and readings.

Classes will be held 5:00pm–8:00pm on Wednesday, March 17; Thursday, March 18, Wednesday, March 24, and Thursday, March 25.

Signing up for this class will give you a 10% discount code for our paired class: Micro Typography

Learning Outcomes
  • typographic spacing, hierarchy, and grids
  • typeface selection and pairing
  • use of OpenType features
Required Materials
  • Laptop with a version of InDesign CS4 or later
  • Pencil and bicolor pencil
  • Ruler
  • Tracing Paper
  • Eraser
  • Scissors and tape (artist tape or removable tape recommended)
  • A free Zoom account
  • A free Slack account (an invitation to a class group will be sent to each participant)
About Rebeca Anaya
Rebeca Anaya portrait

Rebeca Anaya is a graphic designer and lettering artist based in northern Mexico. Her work focuses on lettering, typography-inspired branding, and editorial design. Some of the projects in which she has collaborated have been featured in publications such as Destination México by Moma, The Dublin Web Summit, and the International design award a! Diseño. Rebeca specialized as a type designer in Cooper Union’s Type@Cooper program, after which she founded TypeBasics, a project that aims to bring typography knowledge to non-typography designers. As a freelancer, Rebeca has collaborated with brands such as Slack, The Washington Post, El Heraldo de México, and Artsynonym.

About Mónica Munguía
Mónica Munguía portrait

Mónica Munguía is a type designer and graphic designer based in Mexico. She holds a Master’s Degree in Typographic Design from the Gestalt Studies Center. She is co-author of the book “Elementype, a practical guide to typographic use”, and founded Momutype Foundry and Studio, where she produces custom and retail fonts. Mónica was the first woman in México to work with an international foundry and be part of the TypeThursday Mexico City team as Dialogue Lead. Her interest in advancing typography has earned her the PADID and FONCA scholarship for the National Center for the Arts and the Secretary of Culture of Mexico.

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