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Typography Manual

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Whether you’re about to enroll in school, halfway through your degree or just graduated, you should be preparing for the professional market by honing your typography skills. Lucky for you, we’ve created this Typography Manual that teaches the fundamentals in ten easy rules.

Accessing the manual is easy and free. Simply enter your name and email below and you’ll be automatically redirected to the downloadable PDF. We’ll also email you a copy, just in case.

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FEATURED CONTENTS


Typography 01

How can you improve your typography? This course is focused on functional type as opposed to expressive type. Get better with using type now.

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Logo Design & Construction

Draw beautiful letterforms confidently and design logos like a Boss!

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WHAT TO WATCH


We’ve selected a few highlights that you need to see, kicking off with a fantastic guide to designing your first student design portfolio.

Our YouTube channel is bursting at the seams with hard-to-tackle subjects like getting your first design job, figuring out if design school is right for you, and design critiques. It’s all out there for you, free!

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Mario R Testimonial - The Futur

“I’m in university right now and this is what it feels like compared to The Futur, a true masterclass: University is kindergarten. Unchallenging and stuck in its ways.”

– Mario R.

WHAT TO READ


Learn typography

For many people, trying to learn typography is a dark art. It’s mysterious, even intimidating for some. This isn’t an experience that I’ve…

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How to boost your confidence by finding someone to emulate

In my last blog, I talked about building confidence by figuring out what you’re good at. But what do you do after that? You can…

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BEFORE YOU DESIGN ANYTHING

3 Things you must do in the kickoff meeting to keep your design process focused. Every competitive pitch or design project begins with…

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WHAT TO HEAR


Making it in the little leagues with Aaron Draplin

Chris talks with the people’s champion, Aaron Draplin, about having a following among your peers, honoring your parents, and managing success.

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The state of designeducation with Nick Campbell

In this episode, Chris and Nick chat about the differences between a fully scalable product oriented model (Greyscalegorilla) vs. mentorship approach (MoGraph Mentor) and everything in between.

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