The mid-term exam is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26th. It will cover all that we’ve learned so far. Please take the time to review your notes, the reading assignments and the updates that have been posted on this website.
You may also want to download this document, Adobe Type Primer, which contains most of the information about typography that we’ve covered.
Every type book exercise is to be included. All of the exercises are listed below, including the very last one, is a poster showing all that you’ve learned so far from this project. The titles are based on the assignment sheets. Some of those handouts included more than one exercise. Hopefully this list is clear. If you have question, please ask for clarification.
- Front Cover
- 5 Families (5 pages)
- Variations (6 pages)
- Alignment 2
- Leading (2 pages)
- Tracking (2 pages)
- Type on a Path
- Legibility (in color)
- Type Color
- Grid (2 pages)
- Embellished Quote
- Putting it All Together Poster (a poster design that incorporates everything you have learned about typography. In the 5th column, the Title will be Putting it All Together. You will use columns 1-4 only for your design)
These books will be printed out and bound along the short left edge, where we left space for such details. They should have a clear vinyl front cover and a black vinyl back cover with spiral binding along the left side. You can print the pages out in class, in lab or your own printer. The only page printed in color is the Legibility: Type Color page. The spiral binding is done at Staples or FedEx Kinkos. Don’t wait until the last minute to get this done because they may require that you pick it up later.
The finished books are to be submitted no later than Monday, October 31, 2016. All projects submitted late will have lowered grades.
Watch the documentary before class on Monday, Oct 17, 2016. You should take notes of the key points that you learn and be prepared to answer questions and discuss in class.