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What topics need to be covered in a first year typography class? How many classes of typography should design students be put through?
I have noticed that a lot of designers who teach typography focus on designing with letterforms and not really explain how to develop more practical things such as designing traffic tickets or math formulae.
Should these kind of projects be included in a beginning type class or should another class be developed to cover things like tables, math, train schedules, and phonebooks?
At what point should a type student try his hand at designing a typeface?