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Letterforms

Sept 5

arrow icon Introduction

arrow icon Who are you?

arrow icon Introductory Survey via Google Docs

arrow icon Syllabus overview


arrow icon Using delaGate:
Login to delaGate
arrow icon Intro to PowerPoint
arrow icon Google Docs
arrow icon Presentation PDF icon

arrow icon Using Font Book

 

arrow icon Survey

arrow icon PLEASE NOTE: Action items are in Red.

 


arrow icon Homework #1 – Type Sins PDF icon

arrow icon Exercise #1 - Letter Contrast PDF icon


arrow icon Blog Assignment

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

arrow icon Type Contrast.zip

 

arrow icon Read: Chapter 1

arrow icon Week 1 Terminology

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Letterforms

Sept 12

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

arrow icon Helevtica: The Movie

arrow icon Team Teaching

arrow icon Exercise #2 – Name Contrast PDF icon

arrow icon Project 1: Letterforms PDF icon

 

arrow icon Read: Chapter 1

arrow icon Week 2 Terminology

 

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Letterforms

Sept 19

arrow icon Typographic anatomy pdf icon
arrow icon Type classifications

arrow icon Type Basics I

Project work day

arrow icon Type Sin Homework: Due Today

arrow icon Read: Chapter 1

arrow icon Week 3 Terminology

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Word

Sept 26

arrow icon Type measurement, spacing
and type alignment

arrow icon Kerning Exercisepdf icon

arrow icon KernType(the Game)

arrow icon Test 1 review pdf icon

arrow icon Read: Chapter 2

arrow icon Preliminary Critique Project 1

arrow icon Week 4 Terminology

 

arrow icon Project 2 - Word

 

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Word

Oct 3

arrow icon Typographic guidelines pdf icon

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

arrow icon The Story of a Scribe

 

 

arrow icon Read: Chapter 3

arrow icon Critique 1 : Project 1 Final Due

arrow icon Project 2 - Word roughs

arrow icon Test #1

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Word/Text

Oct 10

arrow icon Type Basics II.pptx

arrow icon Readability and legibility


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

arrow icon Read: Chapter 3

 

arrow icon Project 3 - Text

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Text/Grid

Oct 17

arrow icon Selecting type personality pdf icon

arrow icon Grids

arrow icon Work day for "Text" Project


arrow icon Project 3 - Text In-Progress

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Text/Grid

Oct 24

arrow icon Work day for "Text" Project

arrow icon Test #2 Review pdf icon

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Text/Grid

Oct 31

arrow icon Work day for "Text" Project

arrow icon Typographic hierarchy

arrow icon Punctuation

arrow icon Blog due for midterm review
arrow icon Project 3: Text-Grid Project REVIEW
arrow icon Test #2

 

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Poster

Nov 7

arrow icon Typographic hierarchy


arrow icon Read: Chapter 4

arrow icon DUE: Project 3: Text-Grid Project

arrow icon Project 4 - Posters

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Poster

Nov 14

arrow icon Experimental Typography

arrow icon Hand Lettered/Computer Manipulated Type

arrow icon Using Type Creatively.ppt


arrow icon Project 4 - Poster roughs

arrow icon Test #3

 

arrow icon Project 5 - Book Project Intro

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Poster

Nov 21

arrow icon Experimental Typography

arrow icon Hand Lettered/Computer Manipulated Type

 


arrow icon Preliminary Critique of Poster Project

arrow icon Project 5 - Book Project Roughs

 

arrow icon FINAL PROJECT OPTIONS pdf icon:

arrow icon Project 5 - Book Projectpdf icon

arrow icon Project 5 - Chaos/Ambiguitypdf icon

arrow icon Idiomspdf icon

arrow icon Project 5 - Signagepdf icon

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK


 

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Book

Dec 5

arrow icon Experimental Typography

arrow icon Book design

arrow icon Book binding methods

arrow icon Project 4 - Poster Final Due

arrow icon Project 5 - Final Project Roughs

 

 

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Book

Dec 12

arrow icon Experimental Typography

arrow icon Book design

arrow icon Preliminary Critique of Final Project

 


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Book

Dec 19

arrow icon Final Critique

arrow icon Blog review

arrow icon Interactive type Project deadline

arrow icon Final Project Due

NOTE: Calendar topics and activities subject to change.

 

 

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COURSE CONTENT & TIMELINE

Semester: Fall 2013

right arrow Syllabus pdf logo

right arrow Projects

right arrow Student teams

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

right arrow Textbook Companion Site

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right arrow MATERIALS LIST

  • Drawing pencils & Sharpie markers
  • Sketching pad, notebook or tracing paper pad
  • Bookbinding materials as requested
  • Black presentation board to mount final
    projects
  • Digital Media for saving files
  • High-quality Epson printing papers
    (I recommend Epson 13"x 19" Ultra Premium
    Presentation Paper Matte)

right arrow LESSON FILES

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.

PERIODICALS:

Communication Arts
Graphis

How

Print


arrow graphic OTHER RESOURCES


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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

 

 

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

 

Updated: 12/21/13