Class One


  • introductions: Biographical Name Tags
  • Objectives of the class ŸŸ
  • Materials: we need to get these by tomorrow, so we may break early for that.
  • History of the Letterform ŸŸ
  • Calligraphy, lettering, or typography? ŸŸ
  • How we read ŸŸ (on, you may need a subscription to see this at home)
  • Legibility vs. Readability



Read these pages under the History tab of this site.


Take at least 20 pictures of typography or lettering in your neighborhood. Write at least 2 paragraphs on your Open Lab ePortfolio on what that typography tells you about your neighborhood. Add an image or two to your entry and save the rest for a later project.


Get your supplies for tomorrow. This one is imperative!

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