Create a book using photographs from our Pictures of Type online database. Choose whatever pictures you want — whether they are yours or not. All decisions are yours: the size, the photo selection, the order of the photographs, how much caption text should appear.
My intention is that the end book will serve as a reference and forces you to look at the photographs with an editing eye.
You may decide to make your final copy with Blurb or LuLu or similar, but be prepared to show a working model of your book at the final review — one week after the last class.
More information will be added to this post in the coming weeks.
I think we discussed the project thoroughly yesterday. It’s not import to me that the site has thousands of images — better to have a few hundred that are great. To get those few hundred, you have to always be looking and shooting a bit more than you’ll need. For next week, I want you to have 50 images uploaded. Your final deliverable will be between 100-125 accepted images. After next week, I’ll start changing items from public to private that don’t meet standards.
As part of the pictures of type project, upload five photographs of poorly kerned type with the tag “bad-kerning”. The purpose here is to have you focus your attention on the spacing between letters more than the shapes of the letters themselves. Look for either extremely clear and obvious examples approaching on comedic, or subtle problems in kerning that show your developing eye. Crop in on just what you need to make your point.
Login using the username and password discussed in class. Change your password to something you’ll remember. Upload five images to the Omeka database at http://picturesoftype.com/admin. Our primary focus on week one is getting good meta data and tagging.
Please add more in the comments or directly attached to the photographs.
Semester-long project documenting found type.