During our second week, we not only covered The History of Typography and the Five Families of Type, but we also were introduced to Typographical Anatomy.
- If you missed the lecture on the History of Typography and the Five Families of Typography, you can download the slides here.
- We learned the parts of type of similar to our body parts. Download the Type Anatomy sheet and keep it handy to help you identify the different parts of letters.
- We watched several videos in class:
Finish tracing the cut out letterforms we began in class on Wednesday, Feb 7.
- Use one sheet of tracing paper and draw a very light line in the center of the page. Use ruler so the line is straight. This will be your baseline. This page is horizontal (landscape).
- Using 3-5 of the cut out letters, trace them to create a word, paying attention to letterspacing and kerning.
- Label at least 5 parts of the anatomy. Refer to the Type Anatomy sheet that was distributed in class.
- Be neat.
Since there is no class on Monday, Feb 12, now is a good time to complete the other homework assignments so you don’t get behind.