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The Glamour of Graphics
The shape of data
- Chart types
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- Visual metaphor
- Memorability vs. speed of comprehension
- Identifying your audience
- Data encoding process
- Grids, borders, lines
- Grids, borders, lines, and axes examples and exercises
- White space
- Charts in larger layouts
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- What is typography and why does it matter?
- Typographic hierarchy
- Font styles
- Good fonts and where to find them
- Using custom fonts in R examples and exercises
- ggtext examples and exercises
- Pairing fonts
- Typography beyond charts
- Color palettes
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- Color models
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- The color wheel
- Color and emotion
- The eyedropper tool and color inspiration
- Combining ggplot with a vector editor
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- Finding inspiration
What is typography and why does it matter?
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This lesson is called What is typography and why does it matter?, part of the The Glamour of Graphics course. This lesson is called What is typography and why does it matter?, part of the The Glamour of Graphics course.
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Read more about why you should care about typography. And if you want the ultimate guide to all things type, check out Practical Typography by Matthew Butterick. You don't need to read the entire thing yet, but you can begin reading about various topics that you're curious about, and use this as a reference throughout the course.