Typeface design education from Cooper Union
Web typography AP 2017

Web Typography is just typography, sort of
with Amy Papaelias

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.

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Tue, July 18, 2017

Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch
100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

The Herb Lubalin Lectures are recorded and made available here and on Vimeo with the generous support of Adobe.

About Amy Papaelias

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Amy Papaelias is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at SUNY New Paltz. She has written for type and design-related publications such as Adobe Create and Typographica, and speaks about her research and teaching at ATypI, College Art Association, and the American Printing History Association. Since 2015, she helps keep the lights on at Alphabettes.org, a network supporting and promoting the work of women and non-binary people in type, typography, and the lettering arts.