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WeekIn-Class TopicsOutside Readings, Tests & Assignments

1&2

 

Letter

Jan 22

 

First week

was cancelled

1/22/14

arrow icon Introduction

arrow icon Who are you?

arrow icon Introductory Survey

arrow icon Syllabus overview
arrow icon Using delaGate:
Login to delaGate

arrow icon Presentation PDF icon

arrow icon Using Font Book

 

arrow icon Type Contrast PowerPoint .zip

arrow icon PLEASE NOTE: Action items are in Red.


arrow icon Watch this movie!
arrow icon Homework #1 – Type Sins PDF icon

arrow icon Typographic Sins (web site)

arrow iconTypographic Sins.doc

 

arrow icon Exercise #1 - Letter Contrast PDF icon

arrow icon 30 Essential Typefaces PDF icon
arrow icon Class Font Booklet PDF icon


 

arrow icon Read: Chapter 1

arrow icon Week 1 Terminology

 

1&2

 

Letter

Jan 29

arrow icon Ancient writing systems.ppt
arrow icon Intro to Type.zip

arrow icon Helevtica: The Movie

 

arrow icon Project 1: Letterforms PDF icon

 

arrow icon Read: Chapter 1

 

arrow icon Week 2 Terminology

3

 

Letter

Feb 5

arrow icon Typographic anatomy pdf icon

arrow icon Type classifications

arrow icon Type measurement, spacing
and type alignment

arrow icon Type Basics I

arrow icon Combining typefaces:

Foundations of Typography,

Lynda.com

 

arrow icon Test 1 review pdf icon


arrow icon Exercise #2 – Name Contrast PDF icon

 

arrow icon Preliminary Critique Project 1

arrow icon Read: Chapter 1

arrow icon Project 2 - Word

arrow icon Week 3 Terminology

4

 

Word

Feb 12

arrow icon Kerning Exercise pdf icon

arrow icon KernType(the Game)

arrow icon Using Cases:

Foundations of Typography,

Lynda.com

arrow icon Read: Chapter 2

arrow icon Project 1 Critique: Project 1 Final Due

arrow icon Type Sins Homework: Due Today

arrow icon Week 4 Terminology

 

arrow icon Test #1

 

5

 

Word

Feb 19

NO CLASSES – Faculty In-Service Day

 

arrow icon Preliminary Critique 2 :

Word roughs due via email

6

 

Text/Grid

Feb 26

arrow icon Typographic guidelines pdf icon

arrow icon Guidelines Exercise.indd
arrow icon Middle Ages Lettering.pptx

arrow icon The Story of a Scribe

arrow icon Read: Chapter 3

arrow icon Project 2 Critique: Project 2: Word-Final Due

 

arrow icon Project 3 - Text

7

 

Text/Grid

Mar 5

arrow icon Type Basics II.pptx

arrow icon Readability and legibility

arrow icon Work day for "Text" Project

arrow icon Work day for Text-Grid Project

 

 

8

 

Text/Grid

Mar 12

arrow icon Selecting type personality pdf icon

arrow icon Grids

arrow icon Work day for "Text" Project

arrow icon Project 3 Review : Text-Grid Project

 

arrow icon Test #2 Review pdf icon

9

 

Poster

Mar 19

NO CLASSES – SpringBreak



 

10

 

Poster

Mar 26

arrow icon Typographic hierarchy

arrow icon Punctuation


arrow icon Project 3 Critique: Text-Grid Project

arrow icon Read: Chapter 4

 

11

 

Poster

Apr 2

arrow icon Typographic hierarchy

arrow icon Punctuation

arrow icon Project 4 - Posters

12

 

Poster

Apr 9

arrow icon Hand lettering –
Computer Manipulated Type

arrow icon Using Type Creatively.ppt


arrow icon Project 4 - Poster roughs

 

 

13

 

Poster

Apr 16

arrow icon Experimental Typography


arrow icon Project 4 Preliminary Critique -
Poster roughs

 

 

14

 

Book

Apr 23

arrow icon Experimental Typography

arrow icon Project 4 - Poster Final Due

 

arrow icon Project 5 - Handout

 

arrow icon Test #2

15

 

Book

Apr 30

arrow icon Experimental Typography

arrow icon Book design

arrow icon Book binding methods


arrow icon Project 5 - Roughs

arrow icon Project 5 - Hand-Lettering Powerpoint


16

 

Book

May 7

arrow icon Experimental Typography

arrow icon Book design

arrow icon Preliminary Critique of Final Project

 

 

17

 

Book

May 14

arrow icon Final Critique

arrow icon Interactive Type Project deadline

arrow icon Final Project Due

arrow icon Test #3 (?)

NOTE: Calendar topics and activities subject to change.

 

 

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COURSE CONTENT & TIMELINE

Semester: Spring 2014

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right arrow PROJECTS

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right arrow Textbook: Designing with Type, 5th Ed.

right arrow Textbook Companion Site

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Type Anatomy

Type classifications

Type definitions
Type measurement
Line spacing/Leading
Kerning


arrow graphic LIBRARY RESOURCES


Most graphic design resources have the call numbers; NC997 to NC999 and Z244 to Z246,
also look in NC 1002 and 1505.

arrow graphic PERIODICALS:




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arrow graphic LINKS

Adobe Font Finder

FontShop Education site

The Grid System

Utilizing Grids in Print

10 Essential Books on Typography

 

arrow icon FREE FONTS

1001 Fonts

dafont.com

 

LABELS FOR ART SHOW PDF image
Open the labels PDF in Acrobat Pro and then fill in your content.

 

Updated: 4/30/14