Advanced Typography

Art 440 Advanced Typographic Design

Course Outline/Schedule

ART442 Advanced Typography Syllabus

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PROJECTS:

*Each class will begin with a lettering exercise

Week 1 – August 28, 30

M : Introduction; lettering exercise
W :  Project 1: Letterpress: bookmarks exercise; Tube Roll Letterpress competition

Project 1: Design, set and print a poem. Must make at least 2 passes through the press which forces you to register and contemplate color and layers. You may add imagery, pattern, borders, texture. Think about what you could print as an underlying texture or image: wood, fabric, watercolor painted surface,  digital print, etc.  And what kind of paper? Paper selection can make a print elegant and rich, something you’d want to keep and frame—or it can make it more ephemeral (like advertising, throw it away after you read it).

Week 2-September 4, 6

M : Labor day, no class

W: lettering

11 a.m. opening liturgy

Week 3-September 11, 13

M : Letterpress: The Workshop. 334 Adams.

W: Letterpress at the Workshop?

Tube Roll Letterpress competition

Week 4-September 18, 20

M :Letterpress poem crit; Letterpress documentary

W: Project 2: InDesign Book project; Advanced typography techniques

Week 5-September 25, 27

M : InDesign Book project; Advanced typography techniques

W:  InDesign Book project; Advanced typography techniques

Week 6-October 2, 4

M: InDesign Book project

W. Book due; Project 3 3D/Environmental type

Week 7-October 9, 11

M: Project 3 3D/Environmental type

W Project 3. Project 3 3D/Environmental type

Week 8-October 16, 18

M: Fall break; no class

W 3D type due

Week 9-October 23, 25

M : Project 4: Handlettering

W: Hand lettering

Week 10-October 30, November 1

M : Project 4: Handlettering

W: Hand lettering

Week 11-November 6, 8

M :Hand lettering due. Project 5: Animated type

W: Project 5: Animated type

Week 12-November 13, 15

M : Project 5: Animated type

W: Project 5: Animated type

Week 13-November 20, 22

M : animation due

W: Thanksgiving break, no class

Week 14-November 27, 30

M :Brush calligraphy

ield trip Visit to Zaner-Bloser collection; http://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/spcollections/exhibits.shtml

Calligraphy

Exercise: Create a pinterest board based on calligraphy, hand lettering, penman, etc. Pin at least 20 items. For your left-handers, do a search of left handed calligraphy and you’ll find all kinds of great information. Then invite me to your board or follow me so I can find your board. You can start with mine:

https://www.pinterest.com/chris235/design-and-type/

Specifically Research:

http://www.scranton.edu/academics/wml/spcollections/exhibits.shtml for our Monday field trip.

Watch world’s youngest penman

IF you are on Instagram, follow:

handmadefont

designspiration

bymonotype

calligritype

http://johnstevensdesign.com/

https://www.behance.net/gallery/Sketches-Logos-2013/13678611

https://www.behance.net/gallery/Handlettered-Logotypes-II/10456991

http://dailydropcap.com/

W: lab day;

Week 15-December 4

M : Last day of class

W: Install signage

M: Project 6: Kinetic Type-Industrial Type; AfterEffects demo and exercise due at end of class
http://www.creativebloq.com/typography/examples-kinetic-typography-11121304

W: Visit to Steamtown for research and reference; bring camera/phone; sketch book

M : Animation project

W: animation project