ART120: Introduction to Typography

Due Thursday, September 21

Class Documents

Bring your 3 page size/grid dummies to class with you. Print and assemble them cleanly.

1: found type book
Type Book Project Sheet
Type Book Rubric

2: brochure
Brochure Project Sheet
Brochure Rubric
Brochure Content [.doc]

3: publication
Publication Project Sheet
Publication Rubric

lectures
The Role & History of Typography
Anatomy, Terms & Rules of Typography
Shaping the Page & Using a Grid
Choosing & Pairing Typefaces
Creating Texture & Hierarchy

Class files
Kerning, Spacing, & Indents [.indd]
Style Sheets & Justification
[.indd]

August

September

October

November

December

Sunday

1
2

Monday

Tuesday

22

Introductions:
Review Syllabus, Supply List, Project Sheet, Rubric and Class Web Site

29

Lecture: Anatomy & Rules of Typography

Wednesday

Thursday

24

Lecture: The Role and History of Typography

Due: 3 Found Type Book concepts

31

Demo: Photoshop Retouching & InDesign file set-up

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

2
3
4
5
6

Monday

Tuesday

5

Lecture: Paper, Printing, & Binding

Demo: Finalizing files and preparing for output

12

Due: Found Type Book

Project 2: Review  Project Sheet, Rubric, and samples

19

Due: Brochure content

Lecture: Shaping the Page and Using a Grid

26

Due: 3 Brochure formats with grids

Lecture: Choosing & Pairing Typefaces

Wednesday

Thursday

7

Studio: Found Type Book

14

Studio: Gathering content

21

Studio: Page size, format, and grid

28

Lecture: Creating Texture & Heirarchy

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

7
8
9
10
11

Monday

Tuesday

3

Due: 3 Type Specimens

10

Individual Review: Smithsonian Brochure

17

Small Group Review: Smithsonian Brochure

24

Pre-critique 1: Smithsonian Brochure

31

Due: Smithsonian Brochure

Project 3: Review the Project Sheet, Rubric, and samples

Wednesday

Thursday

5

Exercise: Kerning, Spacing, & Indents

Studio: Smithsonian Brochure

12

Studio: Smithsonian Brochure

19

Small Group Review: Smithsonian Brochure

26

Pre-critique 2: Smithsonian Brochure

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

11
12
13
14
15

Monday

Tuesday

7

Individual Review: Content, page size, grid, and type selection

Class Exercise: Style Sheets, Justification

14

Individual Review: Publication Design

21

Individual Review: Publication Design

28

Small Group Review: Publication Design

Wednesday

Thursday

2

Studio: Gather content, page size, grid, and type selection

9

Studio: Content, page size, grid, and type selection

16

Studio: Publication Design

23

No Class: Thanksgiving Day

30

Small Group Review: Publication Design

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

15
16

10

Final Project Due:
Turn in your projects according to the specifications from the project sheet.

Monday

Tuesday

5

Pre-critique 1:
Publication Design

Wednesday

Thursday

7

Pre-critique 2:
Publication Design

Friday

Saturday

ART120: Timeline

1: found type book

2: brochure

3: publication

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2

3

4

5

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