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Graphic Design 201

By December 12, 2012design, teaching, typography

I’ve been teaching design classes for my friends over at Alt Channel for about a year now. They’re one of my very favorite things, and, if you haven’t already, I hope you get to participate in one someday. For those of you who took my Graphic Design for Bloggers 201 class, here are some resources for you.


Smashing Magazine’s incredibly detailed and thorough series on Color Theory —

Color Wheel Pro —

Wikipedia’s entry on Color
Wikipedia’s entry on Color Theory


I Love Typography is a fantastic resource for all things Typographical. Great articles on a wide range of topics.

They have a particularly great series called eXtreme Type Terminology

Ellen Lupton wrote one of my favorite books on Typography called Thinking With Type.
She has an accompanying website that is flush with information.

Fantastic tips on pairing fonts: A Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Fonts

I love these two videos on Typography:

A few great places to buy fonts:

My favorite free font resource is DaFont.

Here’s a great list of well-designed free fonts.

And that’s about it for now. I’ll keep adding to this list as I think of things. And I’d love to hear any suggestions you have for things that should be on this list.

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