Course Detail: ED-8139 - A Is for Everything - How Typography Shapes Our Language and Culture (non-credit)

Using type specimens, printed ephemera, and design examples from the Library of Congress digital collections, participants will trace histories, narratives, and connection in parallel with our diverse cultural experiences and visual language. The invention of movable type created an explosion of shared knowledge, history, and visual language that continues to evolve in contemporary culture. This course will explore meaning and subject matter through type design. Collaborative exercises will encourage participant to think critically about how type and design shapes our language and visual culture. Site visits include collections in the Philadelphia region, and guest lectures. Content is appropriate to a range of subject areas, from art and design, to literacy, history, science and technology.

 Session Detail: 21SU-ED-8139

Schedule: This is an online course with synchronous meetings scheduled Monday July 19, 2021 - Friday July 30, 2021; 9-11am EST. Optional Office Hours will be held synchronously Monday July 19, 2021 - Friday July 30, 2021; 11am-12pm EST.
Times: 09:00am - 11:00am
Materials Fee : $50.00


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Kevin Mercer

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