Typography Critique Week 2 – Two Weights, One pt. Size

We’re back with week 2 of 7 critiques!

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Have you ever been stuck while designing something and wanted professional feedback on your work? We understand that the design process could be tough when you don’t have guidance through the process. If you want to learn why basic typography skills matter, this critique is for you.

In this episode, we asked students from our Typography 01 class to submit their assignments to receive critiques. For week 2 of 7 critiques, we will review the concept of “Breaking down and learning how to see” as the designers were only allowed to use two weights and one point size.

Typography could just be blocks of text. We’ll talk about how to group sections based on importance and hierarchy.

5:20 – What does heiarchy mean? What is the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd read? The darkest element stands out first
7:40 – How you can differentiate heiarchy?
9:00 – Ask yourself these questions when you’re designing
11:30 – Digital Hygiene
14:00 – Stop designing on an axis in the beginning
23:00 – Milka encourages her students to do “bad work”. Make as many mistakes as possible so you can learn the most from the mistakes.
26:00 – When you make your type thin and transparent it’ll fall apart when it comes to print
28:00 – Use small, medium, and big spacing*
32:00 – Justifying left and rag right
36:00 – Never break up someone’s name
44:00 – You have to be able to try and make mistakes
47:00 – Avoid the piano effect
50:00 – The staircase effect
55:00 – How Chris would solve a problem with the black background
58:00 – The different ways you can use lists*
1:10:00- Have your elements communicate together
1:15:00 – View your design as a modern home with open space
1:17:00 – Milka’s advice for soaking up design
1:28:00 – How do you fix rag**
1:31:00 – How do you balance great design while trying to keep it interesting
1:33:00 – How do you keep it legible?*
1:41:00 – How do you work on an angle to make it more dynamic?

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