In this class you will build on your knowledge of type and how to execute a solution in a variety of scenarios. Through a variety of projects, you will expand your skill set and fine tune your choices with regards to type in a design. This class builds on your knowledge of previous classes and projects and pushes the designs further. We will not only look at good examples of type use BUT examples of terrible use of type as well. By the end of the semester you will be able to develop solutions with a solid understanding of type and the anatomy of a typeface. We will use Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign for all the projects developed in the class. You are required to follow each project directions as this will prepare you for the next project as well as the next course you will be taking the following semester.
Below are projects previous students worked on throughout past semesters. Each project had an accompanying handout with specific outcome goals and a detailed schedule. As each project was finalized they were all displayed so everyone had an opportunity to look at what each other had developed.
Type Treatment Packaging
Letter Form Montage
Each student will choose three letters/numbers and create a design that captures the essence of that particular glyph.
3 Dimensional Type-Based Model Gallery with Map
First create a building that is depicting a glyph or set of letter forms. Decide whether the forms will be seen from an aerial view or from ground level. Then develop a map for the gallery around a particular design movement.
Design a 18 x 24 poster around your design manifesto.