Best Practice for Typography

Avalon's picture

hi guys,

I just joined this forum and I am very interested to learn more about typography.
FYI, I was a student in graphic design program but I dropped out after my first year because I just don't have enough money to continue so, while I am trying to save the money, I was thinking to keep on practice because I am still not very clear when to stop or dram the line what is good enough.

I have few books about typography from my class textbook
The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton
Typography Workbook: A Real-World Guide to Using Type in Graphic Design by Timothy Samara
The Ten Commandments of Typography by Paul Felton and Jonathan Barnbrook

but I need to say that I am not very book person :(

I am just wondering what is the best practice for me to do it daily?
I am more than willing to make a commitment to my self to sit for 2-3 hours every single day and only to play around with typography (I have two jobs).

For my future goal, I just want to work around typography, publication,web/motion and branding. My current goal is want to have a better handle of kerning, spacing, and choosing the right combination of font type for poster design.
Plus, I want to learn how I can create my own type face.

I was thinking to took some words from magazine articles/lyrics, type it manually, and play around so, I can have better handle at spacing and kerning but I dunno.

by the way, is they any some kind of online courses (small budget) for typography?

thanks guys

Avalon's picture

uh no reply :(

Don McCahill's picture

Yeah, replies are scarce in here. This is sort of the ghetto of the site, and few people visit here. You are not being ignored, but just not seen.

I would post your questions in the main forum, where they will get more attention.

Avalon's picture

Thanks Don :)

hahah the ghetto of the site, thats crack me up

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