Typography is the design or art with type. Some of the great design of our time is without any pictures at all. It is one of the first things you take as a graphic design student at my school. What you first have to learn is how type can convey a them or emotion.
Every type must communicate the client. Art is an expression of self, design is an expression that has directed communication for a design to design for their client and their customers. Type, as well as the design must communicate this.
Two main types of type are serif and san-serifs. Serifs are types with the extension on the end of the letter, like Times New Roman San-serifs don’t have the serifs and appear to be just start lines, Type has an anatomy just like the human body that builds the type. Below is more about the basics of type. http://psd.tutsplus.com/articles/techniques/a-20-minute-intro-to-typography-basics/
Typography can be a beautiful thing in design. But some of the difficult is the choice of type, and making the type your own. By just leaving the type as is, it isn’t truly yours. One of my main focus of my design work is to be an representation of myself, so my font must do this too.
Well that’s all for today. Here are some good fonts sites for you to peruse.