Week 11, Session 2 (Critique)


In groups of 4, share each other’s Type Book. Have one student take notes.

Discuss the difference between your experience with the digital book versus the physical book:

• How much of the book (in %) turned out exactly as you planned or imagined it?

• What are some examples of things that didn’t turn out how you expected (for example, size of objects, placement of things, color, neatness, readability)?

• What were some immediate changes you felt you wanted to make after it was printed?

• What are some surprises or satisfying outcomes of having the book printed?

Write the names of your group mates, and their answers to these questions in this discussion board.

Week 6, Session 1 (OpEd)

1) Read this short article on Ed Ruscha’s typography paintings and then view more of them by Google (image) searching: Ed Ruscha typography.

2) Choose a painting (reference the name and date) and comment on the affect the typography has on the meaning of the word being displayed:

• How does the word sound in your head when you read it through the filter of Ruscha’s typography?

• How does the typography enhance, conflict, or entirely deconstruct the meaning of the word for you?