Online Typography & Lettering Resources
There are quite a few resources online that offer tips and tutorials on using type, but there are a few sites that provide a plethora of information all in one place! I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorites here…
There are 774 articles on Creative Market’s blog about typefaces and typography – from type trends, designing your own typeface, choosing complimentary typefaces, font management and so much more!
TypeEd and the Typography Dojo
The Typography Dojo conducts video interviews with typography experts and they also offer online typography instructional courses and one-on-one mentoring. If you’re ever in Pasadena, California, you can take a workshop or attend classes!
I’ve been a subscriber to Lynda.com for well over a decade now. Their offerings are vast, covering topics from software instruction, to business and marketing guidance and, of course, typography! There are over 3,000 courses that are either solely about typography or touch on specific typographic usage, such as working with type in a website.
Interested in designing a typeface or improving your skills in type design? MyFonts offers very detailed and specific information on their site to guide you in your journey. Learn about drawing proper outlines, optical compensation, character sets, kerning and OpenType programming.
With over 350 courses on typography and over 270 courses on hand lettering, there’s a lot happening on this site, but what I particularly like are the courses on hand lettering! There are lots of different approaches to hand lettering and everyone goes about it differently – so whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something for everyone here.
CreativeLive is an interesting platform – they record their courses live where anyone can tune in for free and after the live event is over, they edit the live courses and publish them on their site for purchase. as I’ve taught a brush lettering series on CreativeLive, I can say first hand that they are a top notch organization. So much goes into developing these courses and there’s a lot of great content.