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.
Check out these inspiring magazine layouts. In the discussion page, bullet point what strong design features they have in common.
Think of color palette, space, alignment, hierarchy (in typography and illustrations), repeating shapes, repeating techniques, and other design tricks you find in common.
(Use Chrome browser) Get type-analyzed by the type-personality analyst , and share what typeface you got (and why) in the discussion comment section below.
Introduction Watch the silent video below on using the grid to create layouts. Then, contribute one point that you learned that you think is important to highlight, just for the sake of note-taking.
Example: On the last page of an article/section, leave the last column blank to signify the end of a segment.
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?
• Play the game Type Connection and attempt to match a happy pairing between two typefaces. Pay attention to personality of the typefaces in order to succeed as a typeface matchmaker!
• In the discussion question, comment by
1) stating the two typefaces you paired up, and
2) why they were/weren’t successful as as couple
Read this link, and come up with one other analogy for relationship between “typeface” and “font”.
Respond to one homework assignment of a classmate, (portfolios can be found in the comment section of this post).
- Copy/paste the link of the peer’s homework page you chose
- Make a connection to the work found on this page
In the comment section, add the link of your ePortfolio, (or more specifically, the link to your COMD1167 page where we can all find your coursework portfolio).
After reading through sections of the the chapter on Why Typography Matters:
Comment* on what you think are the greatest distinguishing factors separating “fine art” from “design”
*perhaps, first define what each mean to you