Type Challenge – Type Pairing


Type Challenges are design assignments and discussions

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will reinforce the typographic principles of the course through observation and critiques  of current
  • Challenges are paired with projects and course assignments thought the semester. They are structured to be completed in class within specific time and design guidelines.


  • Create new InDesign doc 8.5×11″, 1″ margins
  • Use the word “Type Pairing”
  • Do ten pairing studies.
  • Select any two contrasting typefaces for each word.
  • Look at:
  • Weight (Bold, light, etc)
  • Width (Extended, Expanded, Condensed, etc)
  • Posture (Regular or Roman, Italic, Oblique)
  • Serif (brackets, angled, others)
  • Create a new post named “Last Name_First_Name_ TC_TP
  • Give it categories “Student Post Type Challenge” “Type Challenge – Type Pairing”
  • Save your work as jpg named: “Last Name_First_Name_ TC_TP.jpg”.
  • Insert jpg INTO your post.

• Comment on at least one other students work. Try to give your assessment in terms of what is working or not clear. “loving or “liking” or “being blown away” by work is OK but not helpful. What and why the work is successful and what is not working is key in refining and improving work

Due Date(s)

  • Specified time or 11:30PM the night before next class


  • Add assignment resources or readings
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