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Web Typography is just typography, sort of

  • Date
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  • Lead By Amy Papaelias
  • Where SFPL Main Library, Koret Auditorium

For many design students, educators, and practitioners, typography and web design exist in parallel universes. We teach and learn typography without ever touching a CSS property while an introduction to web design rarely covers typographic principles in meaningful ways. The differences between print and web typography are self-evident; we can point to shifts from static to variable contexts (such as browsers, devices or screen resolution), as well as changes in typographic tools (from WYSIWYG software to markup languages). What happens if we embrace web design as an integral part of a typography education and typography as fundamental to learning web design? Let’s put on our wizard hats, slay some dragons, and demystify web typography’s magic spells.

This event is part of the Letterform Lecture series, co-presented by [email protected] West and the San Francisco Public Library, and sponsored by Adobe Typekit.

Video of the Lecture