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Type 3: The Details

  • TypeEd 145 Valley Street Pasadena, CA, 91105 (map)

The Details: Pages & Typesetting is an advanced lecture-demonstration class for the graduated design student, seasoned designer, or art director who already knows how to set type but needs help with type massaging and detailing in InDesign. 

In this class, we’ll cover all of the little elements that lead to the creation of a gorgeous layout. Picture yourself beautifully setting catalogs, standards manuals, annual reports and books quickly and easily. Accessorize with ligatures, glyphs, fractions, and special characters. You’ll seduce your reader with elegant details, throughout your flowing and refined copy. You’ll learn:

  • How to develop typographic hierarchy quickly
  • Setting up multi-page documents
  • InDesign techniques for creating nice rags and avoiding rivers
  • Methods of line calculation
  • Using styles palettes to work faster

Typography Skill Level


Software Proficiency

None required




Nothing needed, just bring yourself. Light refreshments are provided.


Participants must have taken Type 2 or have 5 or more years working experience and/or combined formal design education. Adobe InDesign experience is not necessary, but may be helpful. Graduates of this class may take any offered intermediate or advanced workshops.


Michael Stinson is a partner at Ramp Creative. With 20 years in the field of design, his identity and annual report work have been recognized by CommArts, Mohawk Paper, TDC, Graphis, etc. Conversely, he’s served on the juries for the Ad Club, Graphis, the One Show Design and the Young Ones.

Cancellation & Rescheduling

If you can’t make it, email us at least 24 hours in advance to move your registration to another class date of your choice. Full refunds will be honored only if a cancellation is requested seven (7) days or more prior to the originally scheduled event.

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