Nice introduction to typefaces featuring Steven Heller, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones.
Links to Ellen Lupton in Utica. – my favorite my typographic gurus from MICA and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Get the Book. Thinking with Type or view it online. http://www.thinkingwithtype.com/
Learn about Type from a nice website with a good overview.
Assignment: Create a new graphic illustrating the basic parts and anatomy of a typeface. (You may hand letter and/or must be able to identify any font used)
Requirement – must be 600 pixels wide.
Required watching!!! Learn to draw and vectorize from a hand sketch using extrema points and the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. Learn more about Jessica Hische HERE.