Ira Cummings Web Type

January 16, 2013 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Lamont Library Forum Room
11 Quincy Street
Cambridge,MA 02138

In January we meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at our usual 3:30pm time. Hope you can make it!

When: January 16th @ 3:30-5:00pm
Title: Hints and Scales: Designing with Web Type
Who: Ira Cummings,
Where: Lamont Library, Forum Room

NOTE: Attendees without a Harvard ID card need to RSVP (to for entry to the library.

Hints and Scales: Designing with Web Type
It’s a great time to be designing for the web: we have finally been liberated from the shackles of the same small set of system fonts. Through the use of “web type,” designers are free to roam a land of expressive typography that is distinct to their content. We will discuss ways to implement beautiful typography on the web, both from a technical and an aesthetic perspective. In addition, we will examine some of the common pitfalls to avoid and strategies to address them when they arrise. You will leave with a solid understanding of the freedoms and complexities of web type that you can bring to your next project.

Ira F. Cummings is a Brand Strategist and Designer with ten years’ expe­rience at firms suchs as Adam & Company, SapientNitro, Alphabet Arm Design, Hamilton Hughes Design and a few others. He has produced work for clients including Arbella Insurance, PF Flyers, Viximo, BzzAgent, Pepsi Co and others. He has a serious passion for type that began in childhood with calligraphy and lettering, and grew to more formal study as a professional. He spends his free time critiquing grammar on public signage.

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