This is a foundation course in typography with an emphasis on using type for a multiple of industry related applications ranging from print to interactive.

Author: Bill

The Beauty of Typography

I live on 74th Street, near New Utrecht Avenue in Brooklyn. I moved there last year and I didn’t have a good feeling about this neighborhood at first. However, the more time I spent, the more satisfied I felt. This is a very peaceful neighborhood. I prefer to live in a quiet environment. Now I have a very great opportunity to show my neighborhood.  I usually go outside and walk around in this neighborhood, because I like to see something interesting that will inspire my “art” life. When I look at the signs of different kinds of businesses, I see colorful typefaces based on the owner’s cultural background. For example, the Chinese restaurant uses more neat and warm color font, while the Jewish liquor store uses the Hebrew style font to enrich the beauty of Jewish art. I think that different kinds  of typefaces can enhance our understanding of different cultures, and this is one of the great connotations in typography. I took some pictures in my neighborhood at night. I hope you can enjoy the beauty of typography in a different culture. 🙂

My Introduction, Call Me Bill

Hello, my name is BingJi Wu, however, I prefer people call me Bill. First of all, I am glad to join in this course as well, because I always can feel my passion for art never dissipate as the time goes by.

I started painting when I was a kid. Probably this is why I am interested in something that relates to art which is this course. Also, the reason why I chose to major in communication design is because I am inspired by the unmatched combination of specialized curricula for the students. Some of the combinations of these courses include the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts. These are some of the careers that I am interested in. It is also worth noting that the institution has several qualified and experienced professors. These are individuals who can steer my career to greater heights of success. Therefore, I am confident that this is the place that will help me to excel in my passion of majoring in design.

In Fact, I used to be an art student when I was in China, which mean I have some art background I guess. So, I think I will have a lot of fun in this course in this year. Let’s work together, I believe our goal is untouchable if we work hard.