John Caserta has 45 post(s)

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V Final deliverables

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

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V Interview deliverables

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V Pictures of Type Book

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Y Driver’s License Grid Suggestions
Nov 7, 2011, 3:19 pm

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V Chapter order for interview book

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V Typographic “Additions” and “Subtractions”

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

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Y Print book with Blurb pro?
Nov 6, 2011, 10:30 am

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)
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V Design cover of interview book

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V Typographic “distortions”

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V Pictures of Type mid-term

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V Driver’s License redesign update

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V Interview Final

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( Protected: FTP software for picturesoftype batching

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V Update Interview design

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V Hierarchy: Redesigning the Rhode Island Driver’s License

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V Analysis of grids of contemporary books

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
Oct 11, 2011, 3:03 pm

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V Design a random Wikipedia article

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V Readings on grids, hierarchy and alignment

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V Design interview in final format

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V Create a model for the interview book

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V Read, Discuss and mark interviews

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


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

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Y New Pictures of Type interface replaces generic one
Sep 23, 2011, 5:43 pm

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( Set up your profile picture

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V Type Classification and History

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V Pictures of Type: Getting Started

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V Typeface analysis and letter croppings

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V Drawing Letterforms

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( Village Type “Distribution”


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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