Tuesday April 16

April 22-30 spring break. We come back may 2.

Grades posted for type on texture.



  • CONTINUE discussion on how items fit on a typographical GRID and how this establishes visual hierarchy.
  • A look at examples and demo

Participation Activity during class:

Go to Student Post; Type Talk. Follow this link

Type Talk: Posters by Rocco Piscatello

This activity requires you to look at work, comment.
Additionally you will comment on a reflection of written text.

This activity must be completed before editing work.



Be reflective and edit your work
Note my visual hierarchy, and how different items follow grid.
I still have to edit placement and must look carefully at kerning, tracking, alignment, variations, etc.

You do not have to do this, but sometimes it is useful to know how to create a grid in Illustrator:

Creating a GRID in Illustrator
In Illustrator:
Create a 11 x 14 inches document
1 artboard
Leave all other settings as defaults

11 x 14 inches

Drag guides to create margins as indicated
Create a rectangle as indicated


With rectangle selected go to OBJECT> PATH>SPLIT INTO GRID
Create rows and columns as needed (12 rows 1pica gutter, 8 columns, 1 pica gutter).
Make sure ADD guides and PREVIEW are selected
Once you get the lines of rows and columns. Go to GUIDES:>MAKE GUIDES
Should look like this
Lock your layer and call it guides.

Can also Refer to video tutorial to create guides and grids. Please note that the tutorial does not include every step above

If needed: Passcode: QbmVm?X7



Edit 2 posters as per discussion. Give me 1 live file- indesign or illustrator with both posters and 2 pdfs. Turn fonts into outlines if need.

Plece 2 PDFs and one file in Dropbox


This will be graded

Next class: Will work on Social Media and Motion

Graphic Assignments are always due the day before class at 11:30 pm, and must be placed in class drive (COMD1127 DROP BOX link) unless indicated otherwise. Assignments uploaded during class on the day that they are due are marked as late.

Participation Activities (Scavenger Hunts, Type Talks and Type Challenges) are due during class or the day before class at 11:30 pm if indicated by the instructor.

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