Week 02.2

Thursday – 09/06/18

Due Today

  • Bring all requested class materials to class (Tracing paper, ruler, pencils, micron pens)
  • 8-15 pictures of type in your neighborhood (examples from each of the 5 categories we discussed in class)



  • Anatomy of a Letterform
  • History of Type & the Development of the Written Language
  • Type Styles and Categories – Five Classic Typefaces Styles
  • Typefaces vs. Fonts,
  • Families, Variations

Lab Work

  • Draw select letters from the 5 main families of type by tracing.
    (The letters will be provided.)
  • Trace selected letters of alphabet
  • OpenLab


  • Read: Prof. Clarke’s posting on ‘Latin Letterforms‘ from her 01/2014 OpenLab page
  • Read:┬áThe two PDF presentations that I presented in class: In-class Presentations
  • Type Journal 02 Finish in class Exercise02
  • Type Journal 03: COMD1127-TypeJournal-03

    Choose 5 of your photos from last class. Write 3 paragraphs about what the typography of your neighborhood says about the character and makeup of that community. Send me links to your writings.Some things you could talk about:

    • Is the typography well-crafted or does it look as if it were done by a non-designer?
    • Is there any hand written lettering, was it digitally produced?
    • Is it created by people in the community (businesses, etc.) or is it mostly produced by the government (street signs, etc.)?