As discussed in class, it’s worth installing some font management software on your computer to help you keep tabs on your typefaces as you begin to grow a collection. Font Explorer allows you to organize and categorize, activate and deactivate, and visually compare and study typefaces. It’s awesome … and there’s a free (light) version! It’s not advertised on Font Explorer’s site anymore, but it’s still floating around. I think this is a working link (if this doesn’t do it, let me know):
This course carries an important structural twist. Village Type Foundry has donated a type family per student to use for this semester and only in this class. The larger issues of typography will be accessed and learnt through prolonged exposure and practice with one type family. Each family provides its own historical and suggestive meanings, while being designed for present-day application. The typeface will be the focus of many of your assignments during the semester.