COMD1167 Type & Media, SP2018

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

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Classes 3 and 4 —History of Typography and Controlling Space

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:

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Homework – Due Wed 2/14

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.

Homework – Due Wed 2/7

Type Journal

Search for examples of actual typefaces and how they are specifically used.

  • Find examples of work that use typefaces belonging to each of the five families of type that we discussed in class. In what scenario are they used?
  • For example: a typeface that belongs to the Modern classification of type that was used on a heading for an ad. Do this for each of the 5 families. You can use photos of type you find in your travels or cut out from magazines or flyers you see.

Classes 1 and 2 — Introduction to Typography & InDesign

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.

  • On Monday, Jan 29th we reviewed the syllabus, and if you need another copy, it can be downloaded COMD1167SyllabusSp18
  • At this point, of course, everyone should have access to their City Tech email. This will be the way that I will communicate with you. Please check it at least every few days so you don’t miss any important information. Usually when I make a new post, you get an email notification.
  • We viewed a few videos on the history of typography:

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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.

Let me tell you a little something about myself!

 

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.

Photo Credit: Deangelo

Hello My Name is Kenny Sir

Name Tag 

Illustration Credit : Jonathan

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.

Intro to Davidology

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.

 

Photo credit: Crystal Lopez

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