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V Final deliverables
Dec 7, 2011

Due Dec. 15

Nice work, everyone. And thank you to Benjamin Shaykin and Julie Fry for being guest critics.

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V Interview deliverables
Nov 21, 2011

Due Nov. 28

A friend of mine put me onto this site, lots of good images, a little awkwardly designed, but so remarkably similar to our project I had to share:

http://nyctype.com/

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V Pictures of Type Book
Nov 7, 2011

Due by end of semester

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Y Driver’s License Grid Suggestions

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V Chapter order for interview book

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V Typographic “Additions” and “Subtractions”
Nov 7, 2011

Due by end of class

A bit of Pictures of Type inspiration from PBS, 2001. More about this.

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Y Print book with Blurb pro?

Post from MVA about their typographic foundations course. Captures the spirit of Oct. 31 class and Nov. 7 class (if not the rest of life)
Image

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V Design cover of interview book
Oct 31, 2011

Due Nov. 7

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V Typographic “distortions”
Oct 31, 2011

In-class exercise

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V Pictures of Type mid-term
Oct 24, 2011

Due Nov. 7

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V Driver’s License redesign update
Oct 24, 2011

Due Oct. 31

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V Interview Final
Oct 24, 2011

Due Oct. 31

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( Protected: FTP software for picturesoftype batching
Oct 23, 2011

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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V Update Interview design
Oct 17, 2011

Due Oct. 24

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V Hierarchy: Redesigning the Rhode Island Driver’s License
Oct 17, 2011

Start in class and due Oct. 24

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V Analysis of grids of contemporary books
Oct 17, 2011

Star in class and due Oct. 24

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A website that lets you kern onscreen. The instructions on the site are as follows: “Your mission is simple: achieve pleasant and readable text by distributing the space between letters. Typographers call this activity kerning. Your solution will be compared to typographer’s solution, and you will be given a score depending on how close you nailed it. Good luck!”

http://type.method.ac/

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Y Updates made to Pictures of Type

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V Design a random Wikipedia article
Oct 10, 2011

Start in class, due Oct. 17

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V Readings on grids, hierarchy and alignment
Oct 10, 2011

Due Oct. 17

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V Design interview in final format
Oct 10, 2011

Due Oct. 17

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V Create a model for the interview book
Oct 10, 2011

Due Oct. 17

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V Read, Discuss and mark interviews
Oct 10, 2011

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Thank you, Colin for a great letterpress workshop.

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Visit to the D.B. Updike Collection with Special Collections librarian Jordan Goffin to look and touch historical typographic artifacts.

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V Pictures of Type: Bad kerning
Sep 26, 2011

Upload five images by Oct. 3


Marshall McLuhan (left) being interviewed. From McLuhan Centennial website

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( Set up your profile picture

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( Font Management Software

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V Type Classification and History
Sep 19, 2011

Reading due Sept. 26

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V Pictures of Type: Getting Started
Sep 19, 2011

Due Sept. 26

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V Typeface analysis and letter croppings
Sep 19, 2011

Due Sept. 26

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V Drawing Letterforms
Sep 19, 2011

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Walker Evans photograph, 1936, Beaufort, S.C.

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A clip with Dutch design firm Experimental Jetset from the movie Helvetica. The advantage to using just one typeface (Helvetica, in this case) … like you’re going to do.

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( Suggested supplies for class

This course concerns itself with typography as described in two ways: a purposeful craft that branched off from printing and a formal element within an artistic composition.

With a more than 550-year history, typesetting — as found in books, posters, ephemera and on screen — forms the foundation of the course. Typesetting is the selection and placement of letterforms to transfer meaning. However prominent or intentional, the typography is part of the meaning. The job of the typographer is to create a nuanced, personalized and appro

This course carries an important structural twist. Each student will work with a single contemporary typeface generously donated by Village Type Foundry. Students will understand the broader typographic issues through prolonged exposure and practice using one type family. Each typeface provides its own historical and suggestive meanings, while being designed for present-day application. The typeface will be the focus of many of your assignments during the semester.

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PBS Type short created for the layperson, but entertaining, diverse and informative. From PBS Arts.

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