The main project for the class is the relief printing from the letter blocks made in class. One of the goals of this exercise is to help students understand the bounding box, it’s implications in typography and how it affects kerning. Everyone carves at least one letter. Students are encouraged to swap letters to make words. The letters that are carved should be kept to use again over the next few weeks.
Other Topics Covered
- Journal: Take your best print of a single work, draw in and neatly label at least 10 parts of the type anatomy. Use the handout from last week as a reference. This item will be added to your Journal that has to be submitted at the end of the semester.
- Complete the reading assignment from the last class, The History of Type and be prepared for class discussion.