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The Type Studio provides a number of typographic resources for type and design professionals, educators, students, and virtually anyone interested in typography. Whether you want to watch an OnDemand session at your leisure, bring a live workshop to your company, school or organization, take a class, or just need a thorough, practical reference, we have it all. Take a look and feel free to ask me any questions.

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Gourmet Typography Returns to SVA

January 28 thru April 22, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Join Ilene as she teaches her ever-popular Gourmet Typography class at School of Visual Arts in NYC. Learn the typographic skills and secrets of experts, including what makes a good typeface, selecting the right type for your job, combining type, techniques for emphasis, fine-tuning, kerning and spacing your type, and typographic dos and don'ts, as well as mastering OpenType, type on the web, web fonts and type in motion. This course will instill an excitement and passion for typography. Three professional-level, portfolio-building assignments will be completed, in addition to the opportunity to review personal and professional work. Check it out...


CreativeLive Typography OnDemand Sessions I & II

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Typography is an essential element of design. It should communicate your message effectively, and with purpose. Learn to how you can take full advantage of the power of type from author, educator, and expert, Ilene Strizver, with the CreativeLive Typography sessions.

In these two OnDemand classes, you'll learn the fundamentals of good typography, as well as advanced techniques to raise the level of your work to new heights. Ilene will help you sharpen your eye, and teach you skills that will dramatically improve your typographic sensibility.

These sessions are rich in content, much of which is rarely covered, and include:

Typography: The Fundamentals

>  Selecting the right typeface

>  Combining fonts

>  The most common type crimes

>  Getting the most out of your software

Typography: Fine Tuning & Finessing your Type 

>  What makes a good typeface

>  How to fine-tune your type

>  Tracking and word spacing tips and tricks

>  Custom kerning

FREE PREVIEWS available for both sessions:

Typography: The Fundamentals

Typography: Fine Tuning and Finessing


Whether you are an educator, student, neophyte, or seasoned pro, you will come away with new knowledge, as well as a renewed passion for typography!

"Thanks to Ilene & CreativeLive, I now have a comprehensive understanding of typography and a critical eye for all things typographic which I will apply to all of the design elements of my business. I'll also never look at a menu or book cover the same way!


Ilene was fantastic! She was very thorough and detailed in her lessons, while bringing her personality and humor to the subject of typography - which might be a dull topic if taught by someone else."


Bring Gourmet Typography to your company, school or organization! 

The Type Studio offers Gourmet Typography Training, a customized series of workshops and seminars on all aspects of typography for graphic designers, type designers and visual communicators of all levels.


Gourmet Typography Training teaches and demonstrates the expert-level typographic skills and aesthetics that are rarely taught in schools or fully understood by professionals. Fill in the gaps in your typographic know-how and learn how to "see" type like you've never seen it before.


Training workshops are customized for groups of any size and designed to fit your specific needs. Sessions are scheduled for your convenience - daytime, evenings or weekends. We will design a program customized for your particular requirements.


These are some of the companies and groups that The Type Studio has worked with:


Time Inc. | Essence Magazine
Hachette | Grand Central Publishing
Fisher-PriceToll Brothers
Hagerty Insurance
SAS Analytics
Whole Foods
Harlequin Books
Integrated Marketing
GO Transit | Toronto
Nationwide Insurance
London Life
Alliance Atlantis
AIGA Boston
AIGA Philadelphia
AIGA Atlanta
AIGA Orlando
TDC (Type Directors Club)
RGD Ontario
HOW Design Conference
UCDA Conference

Read more about onsite training here: 
For more info, email or call me at 203.227.5929. Ilene

"If there is one word to describe your workshop, that word is awesome! Thanks for remind me that typography is not just interesting but fun. I really admire your passion for your's contagious!" 


"Your down-to-earth approach to type made the session breezy and fun, and I couldn't help but visually re-spacing all the headlines I had the time to linger on during my bumper-to-bumper drive back to home. Thanks again for reigniting my spark for type!" 


Type Rules! The designer's guide to professional typography, 4th edition

Type Rules! The designer's guide to professional typography, 4th edition is a practical guide to the principles and practices of typography. From the fundamentals to cutting-edge applications, this edition has everything today's serious designer needs to use type effectively. 

Type Rules! includes topics such as how to select the appropriate type for the job, how to set type like a pro, how to avoid common mistakes, and how to design a typeface, as well as how to fully harness the typographic power of InDesign, with new coverage of their latest version. It also includes dozens of exercises to reinforce the understanding and application of the contents. Details and reviews here...


"I've purchased and read just about every book on typography written over the last twenty-five years. Ilene Strizver's Type Rules! is one of the best. It's a book that will prove its value time and again."

- Allan Haley, Director of Words and Letters, Monotype Imaging


"Type Rules! is a must-have book for students and professionals alike. I highly recommend it."

- Prof. Ed Benguiat, world-renowned type designer and educator, School of Visual Arts.


FREE COPIES FOR EDUCATORS: Evaluation copies are provided free to qualified academics and professionals for review purposes. Details here...



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