Typography I

Typography 1

Fall 2017 Schedule

Tuesday 10-11:30
Wednesday 1:30-3

August 28–September 12

Letterform: History; Classifications; Anatomy
P1: Drawing Letterforms / Compositional Comparison

Monday, August 28 or Tuesday, August 29
Introduction to Course; Discussion

Wednesday, August 29 or Thursday, August 30
Type Styles/History/Anatomy (Presentation) cont.; Begin Project 1, Work in Class
Complete 1st draft for next class

Tuesday, September 5 and Wednesday, September 6
More discussion of Letterforms; Work in Class
Due next class: Digital Drafts complete for small group critique

Thursday, September 7 or Monday, September 11
Small group critiques of letterform composition drafts (digital); Matting and Framing, Play with value/transparency
Due next class: Final letterform compositions printed and Mounted

Tuesday, September 12 or Wednesday, September 13
Final critique of Letterform Project
Due Next Class: Turn in Project 1 to Moodle as a PDF; Look at Project 2 sheet (and student work examples) and have personality words selected and sketches for visual direction of cards; Look at one of the following websites about Type/Typography and be prepared to discuss something new you learn about Type/Typography (http://www.printmag.com/typography/http://ilovetypography.com/https://www.typography.com/ or any other type resource from my Online Resources Type lists)

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September 13–October 10

Word: Fonts; Letterspacing; Scale; Choosing Fonts for Meaning
P2: Personality Cards

Thursday, September 14 and Monday September 18
Discussion of Type Form and Fonts as Meaning; Intro. to Project 2, look at examples work more on ideas for direction and begin looking at fonts for personality and main font for card
Next class: Finalize direction of cards and sketch ideas, by hand and digitally to show in small groups

Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20
Discuss more typographic rules and techniques; Work in Class

Thursday, September 21 and Monday, September 25
Work in small groups to review ideas and 1st digital drafts and get feedback; Work in class on finishing full digital draft
Next Class: Have full digital drafts for small group critique

Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27
Review full digital drafts in small groups; Setting up your cards for printing

Thursday, September 28 
Final Work Day; Go over printing and trimming cards; Finalize in class for printing
Next Class: Have finals printed and trimmed by beginning of class period

Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3
Full class critique of cards

October 4–October 26

Paragraph / Page: Combining Fonts; Hierarchy
P3: Promotional Poster

Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5
Discuss Posters and Typography...Type and Image Integration; Begin Project 3
Next Class: Have sketches of ideas for typographic work and image

Monday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 10
More about type and image integration and flow and building hierarchy; Review visual directions with Instructor

Wednesday, October 11
Work in class on building ideas digitally

Thursday, October 12: No Class: Professor Gordon Gone to Conference

Monday, October 16 or Tuesday, October 17
Small group critiques of poster designs
Next Class: Have poster printed

Wednesday, October 18 or Thursday, October 19
Review of printed posters; Multi-page typography: Grids; Introduction to Project 4
Next class: Do some brainstorming for your book pages—brainstorm content and layout; Come to class with an outline of what your pages are about

Monday, October 23 or Tuesday, October 24
Review next steps for book pages work; Building your grid structure and choosing fonts and styles in In-Design
Next class: Have your content completed + your assets planned and be prepared to show page layout and fonts and styles to Gordon and begin work in In-Design

Wednesday, October 25 or Thursday, October 26
Work on book pages in class
Next class: Be prepared to show first draft of pages to small groups

October 30–November 16

Multi-Page: Grids; Multi-page Layout
P4: Constitutional Redesign Book Pages

Monday, October 30 or Tuesday, October 31
Meet in small groups to go over book
Next class: Work on final draft of pages for book; completing layout and finalizing images

Wednesday, November 1 or Thursday November 2
Full class critique of book in digital form

Monday, November 6 or Tuesday, November 7
Finalize book form; Prepare for Print
Next class: Have final printed and ready for critique

Wednesday, November 8 or Thursday, November 9
Critique of Printed Books; Discuss Type as Logo; Introduce final project

Monday, November 13 or Thursday, November 14
Review sketches in small groups and with Instructor; Begin Digital Work

Wednesday, November 15 or Thursday November 16
Work on digital marks and with application to personal promo system
Next Class: Have digital drafts done and ready for critique

November 20–Finals

Personal / Branding: Handlettering; Type as Mark
P5: Personal Mark + Business Card


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Monday, November 20 or Tuesday, November 21
Critique digital work and decide on final; Work on finalizing mark and application to resume and bc

Wednesday, November 22
Work on finalization of materials; Have all resume content
Next Class: Be prepared to show first draft of all...Mark, Business Card, Resume

Monday, November 27 or Tuesday, November 28
Review Drafts and discuss final changes for critique

Wednesday, November 29 or Thursday, November 30
Work in Class

Monday, December 4 or Tuesday, December 5
Review Drafts and discuss final changes for critique

Wednesday, December 6 or Thursday, December 7
Full class critique of marks + business cards in digital form 

Finals: Friday, May 5 2–4 pm
Printed Marks (with different versions); Business Card