SYLLABUS & PROJECTS
What We Will Cover
Typography as system
Type structures (letter > word > line > column > page > pages in sequence)
Building your own typographic systems
Book as system
The finer points of typography (details)
InDesign as a robust typesetting tool (page styling, master pages, grids, character styles, paragraph styles) as well as typesetting conventions and traditions
Letterforms / glyphs
An emphasis on
Framing and composition
Page proportions & grid structures
Hierarchy & alignment
Proximity, grouping, contrast
Page ‘color’ & texture
A basic awareness of
Color: spot, process, screen, HTML
1. A System in Parts — A Modular Alphabet [4 wks]
Create an alphabet (letters A–Z, numerals 0–9, basic punctuation) based on component pieces (a stencil, a grid, a collection of objects, etc), and then use this alphabet to create a typographic composition.
2. Branding a Cultural Mo(ve)ment [5 wks]
Design a typographic identity for a cultural moment in recent history. Develop the identity into a full graphic system and apply to multiple forms.
3. Book and Voice [7 wks]
Design a book combining two texts — the first from a short list provided by me, the second of your choosing to support/subvert/collude.