The Type Book
- Complete the Type Book exercise that we began in class: Anatomy and Letterform
- Finish tracing your phrase, making sure you pay attention to the letter-spacing and leading.
- Bring tracing pads and pens.
The Type Book
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.
Finish tracing the cut out letterforms we began in class on Wednesday, Feb 7.
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.
Search for examples of actual typefaces and how they are specifically used.
So, we’ve made it through the first week. Hopefully everyone is feeling a bit more relaxed and you’ve made some new friends.
Here is a recap of the topics that we covered the first week of class. Hopefully this will be helpful if you need to review.
Typography is the beginning point for good graphic design. There will be things and terminology that will be repeated over, and over during the course of this semester. Trust me, they’re important for you to know them. Eventually they will be second nature to you.
Take 20-30 pictures of type in your neighborhood, write a 1 page paper on what that typography tells you about your neighborhood, print it and add it to your type journal.
Be sure to bring your tracing pad, markers and ruler also.
Hello fellow classmates! My name is Tiffany Lallkissoon, I was born in the Bronx, raised in Brooklyn and currently living in Queens. I am 28 years old and the oldest child to immigrant parents. After many years of taking college courses, changing majors, taking breaks and trying to figure out my life, I found that art makes me happy. I achieved an Associates in Fine arts at LaGuardia Community College this past summer and now I am here working towards my Bachelors in Communications Design. I am walking into uncharted territories considering that I never thought I would pursue an art major. So as I continue to embark on this adventure, I am looking forward to getting to you know you guys and gals, soaking in all that I can and continuing my path to artistic happiness! Thank you for letting me share some tidbits of my life.
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Hello My name is Kenny Siu. I am 20 year old, an Sophomore in City Tech. I am majoring in Communication Design. My hobbies are gaming and drawing sketches during my free time. I hope there are many thing I get to learn and enjoy more thing in Communication Design. It’s a pleasure for you to read this and I hope to become friend with you anytime sooner.
Hello, my name is David Perez. This is close to my fouth year here at City Tech. I love everything about art and design from traditional to digital. I love music, games, movies, drawing and hanging out with my friends. Im pretty used to illustrator, photoshop and indesign, but I am always looking to better my skills in each program. I was never a big fan of typography, I wish to gain a higher appreciation for it. I look forward to working with all of you.
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