TY1WTF (What The Font?!)
This module is about fonts, why they matter, and how you make them.
Reading is home to the most prestigious Masters level font design course in the whole world!
But this module is for anyone studying an Undergraduate course at Reading!
It’s fun • No exams! • No essay!
You are surrounded by fonts. Social media, text messages, email, branding, advertising, websites, books, magazines … Human (and machine) communication relies extensively on fonts, but what do you really know about them? How and why are new fonts created? And is it ever OK to use comic sans?! This module will introduce you to the world of typeface design, exploring the history, theory, and practice of making and using fonts. No background in design is required.