Typography: ART 215

An introductory course for working with type

Croaking Rooster posterJosh Bell – Restaurant Signage
letterform artBrindy Gibbs – Letterform Composition
type posterBrittany Kleckner – Type Poster

COURSE SCHEDULE

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Session 1

In class today:

Lesson 01:

Using Font Book

  • Font Disk on Thawspace

LESSON 02:

Type Contrast

Projects & Tests

Exercise 1:

Letter Contrast – Hang Tag

Notes

Homework


Read:

Chapter 1

HOMEWORK

– TBA
Session 2

In class today:

Lesson 03:

Ancient Writing Systems


Lesson 04:

Intro to Type

  • Intro to Type
  • Helevtica: The Movie


Projects & Tests

Project 1:

Business Card

Notes

Homework

Read:

Chapter 1

Session 3

In class today:

Lesson 05:

Type Basics

 

Projects & Tests

Exercise #2:

Name Contrast.pdf

Preliminary Critique:

Project 1


Notes

Homework

Read:

Chapter 1


 

Session 4

In class today:

Lesson 06:

Type Basics


Projects & Tests

Project 2:

Booklet Project

Due this week:

Test #1

Notes

Homework

Read:

Chapter 2


Session 5

In class today:

Work on Project 2

Projects & Tests

Projects

Printed Business Cards DUE
Content for Booklet Project

Notes

 


Homework

 

Session 6

In class today:

Lesson 07:

Type Guidelines


Lesson 08:

Middle Ages Lettering


Projects & Tests

In-Class

Project 2: Booklet


Notes

Homework

Read:

Chapter 3

Session 7

In class today:

Lesson 09:

Type Basics



Projects & Tests

Preliminary Critique:

Project 2: Booklet

Exercise #2:

TBA

Project 3:

TBA

Notes

Homework

Session 8

In class today:

Lesson 10:

Type Basics

  • Making text readable over busy backgrounds


Projects & Tests

Work Day

Notes

Homework

Session9

In class today:

 



Projects & Tests

Notes

 

Homework

Session 10

In class today:

Lesson 11:

Type Personality


Lesson 12:

Publication Design

Projects & Tests

Project 3 Review:


Notes

Homework

Session 11

In class today:

Lesson 13:

Typographic Hierarchy & Punctuation


Projects & Tests

Notes

Homework

Session 12

In class today:

Lesson 14:

Typographic Hierarchy

Projects & Tests

Project 4:

Posters

Notes

Homework

Project 4:

Poster roughs

Thanksgiving Holiday



Session 13

In class today:

Lesson 15:

Hand lettering –
Computer Manipulated Type

  • Signage/Logo

Projects & Tests

Notes

TEST #2

Homework

Session 14

In class today:

Lesson 16:

Hand lettering –
Computer Manipulated Type

  • Signage/Logo

Projects & Tests

Type Posters Due

Notes

Homework

Session 15

In class today:

Lesson 17:

Hand Lettering/
Digital Type

  • Signage/Logo

Projects & Tests

PROJECT DUE:

Work on Final Project

Notes

Homework

 

Session 16

In class today:

 

Projects & Tests

PROJECT DUE:

Final Project

Notes

Homework

Project:

  • Signage