ASSIGNMENTS TYPOGRAPHY

Adding Fills (typography)
InstructionsAddingFills.pdf
WoodGrain.jpeg

—Using the Appearance Panel to affect objects in ways that cannot be ordinary done, like adding an extra fill. ANYTHING can be made into a fill, in this case, wood grain.


Change Perspective (typography)
ChangingPerspective.pdf

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . . This and other tricks of perspective to give your type dimensionality.


Crunching (typography)
InstructionsCrunching.pdf
ExampleCrunching.pdf

—Using Envelope Distort to change the outer edges of a word; adding extra strokes for emphasis, comic book style.


Double Meaning (typography)
InstructionsDoubleMeaning.pdf
carpool.pdf
compdoctors.jpg
doughboys.gif
orientalrestaurant.jpg
pediatric.jpg
pharmacy.jpg
Inspired.pdf
F3orB.gif
Baskin_Robbins_Logo.jpg
DentalImplants.pdf
Ruthless.pdf

Ambiguity can be a good thing or a bad thing. Pulling more than a single meaning, or two, even three can be a trick of spelling or image. You start the piece and the viewer completes it.


EleFonts (typography)
InstructionsElefonts.pdf
SampleElefonts.pdf
cat.jpg
CatRabbitBirdFish.pdf
pig.jpg

—Use typography as the building blocks to draw critters.


Gradient Bend (typography)
InstructionsGradientBend.pdf
ExampleGradientBend.pdf

—Make the gradient bend with the type.


Masking Words (typography)
InstructionsMaskingWords.pdf
ExampleMaskingWords.pdf

—Put a photo inside of type.


Offset Fills (typography)
InstructionsOffsetFills.pdf
ExampleOffsetFills01.pdf
ExampleOffsetFills02.pdf

—This is a variation on adding a fill but with more texture. You may have to repeat the process a few times before you get the result you want.


Simplify (typography)
InstructionsSimplify.pdf

—Quick and easy way to make any font look different.


Split (typography)
InstructionsSplit.pdf

—More than one color for each letter, like the logo for Diet Coke Plus. Also can be used to slice off bits of letters.


Stroke (typography)
InstructionsStroke.pdf

—The proper way to stroke text.


Subtraction (typography)
InstructionsSubtraction.pdf
ExampleSubtraction.pdf

—Like the California Board of Tourism logo, another way to chop some parts off.


Word Art (typography)

InstructionsWordArt.pdf
Examples1.pdf
Examples2.pdf
Examples3.pdf
VerbalVisual.pdf

Make words tell a story beyond what they spell. Read the article, VerbalVisual.pdf, before you begin.


Aldus Manutius (typography-Neil Bruington)

READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS—InstructionsAldus.pdf

Reproduce the document FinshedExample2014.pdf exactly using Illustrator or InDesign. The graphic AldusManutiusGraphic2014.pdf is provided to place or embed in the document. Make it look as much as you can like you see it in the PDF file; pay attention to the following:


Font Attributes (typography-Neil Bruington)

—Reproduce the document Font Attributes2014.PDF exactly using Illustrator or InDesign. Make it look as much as you can like you see it in the PDF file; pay attention to the following::


Space and Meaning (typography–Ellen Lupton)

LuptonTextbookExamples.pdf

example

word experiments—lecture

 

compression
transition
contraction
addition
subtraction
disruption
repetition
elimination
migration
expansion

secondary list

suspicion
longing
faith
disbelief
doubt
conviction
certainty
hope
grief
melancholy
joy
dismay
delight
guilt
worry
desire
anxiety
fear
paranoia
tension
surprise
lust
trust
honor

order
chaos
playfulness
congestion
tension
comfort


Letter/Digit Combinations (typography-Carter, Day, Meggs)

L-Dcombos.pdf
L-Dlayout01.pdf
L-Dlayout02.pdf
23FH.pdf
F3orB.gif

TextbookVersion

Combine letter forms (3) with single-digit numbers. Use typographic joinery to unify the two distinct forms into a visual gestalt. Explore scale, proportion, weight, and shape relationships to understand the variety of spatial relationships that can exist among characters.

You may mix typeface styles, but use only one color and white (paper).


Flowering Typography (typography–from Purdue University)

example

Select letters of the alphabet and combine them with images of flowers that have been reduced into visually simplified forms. Couple each letter with a flower whose generic name begins with the chosen letter. (You may as a variation choose letters based on your own name. First, last, initials, nickname—but a name or handle that means YOU.)

A primary objective of this project is to achieve a harmonious synthesis between type and image, and in the process create a new visual configuration.


Point/Counterpoint

Point/CounterpointIntructions.pdf


Long Lists

LongList02.pdf

Acquire long list of entries: calendar events, dictionary definitions, pithy quotes, classified ads, or a page from a college course catalog, USDA food guidelines, shot lists from a movie. Make sure there are at least 40 discernable units of data that you can number. Layout the information in a manner that is both easy to scan and enjoyable to read. Explore the use of style sheets as a way to more easily explore different fonts.

Ideas include maps and diagrams of almost any kind depicting Internet traffic, subway systems, fear of bugs, etc. with any kind of visual coding system to differentiate the levels of hierarchy.

http://www.thinkingwithtype.com/contents/text/#Project:_Long_Lists


Calendar Grid

Instructions (from textbook): http://gdbasics.com/html/grid/designProblem2.html

Use InDesign and an underlying grid sysytem to create a 2-page spread of your own 2 week calendar design.

How To Start/ What To Include You may begin with Sunday as the first day of the week (traditional) or Monday (business). Make it non-traditional if you want. [http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/?year=2015&country=1]

Work up a table for your calendar: rows and columns according to the days of the week.

You may use standard or non-lining numerals (old-fashioned) to populate the days of the month, if you choose a font that offers them. (Type>Glyphs)

Options include moon phases; solstices and equinoxes; days countdown; national, religious, and personal holidays. Add color coding for overlapping dates (to organize complexity) or make a theme calendar (kid's soccer, Christmas, bowling league, PTA, church, etc.).

Invisible Tables Traditional calendar design involves containing the numbered days of the week in some kind of grid, confining each component to its own cell. You can set your calendar contents free by making your table invisible, with all the alignment capabilities of the table intact, using only the names and numerals to define the calendar shape.


Bitmapped Letterforms

InstructionsBitmappedLetters.pdf

http://fontstruct.com/

http://www.papress.com/thinkingwithtype/teachers/type_lecture/history_huszar.htm

http://www.papress.com/thinkingwithtype/letter/bitmap.htm

GeometricFonts.pdf (designed in 1910s and 1920s)

diagram_dots.pdf (may be used as an underlying structure)

periodic table of typography (showing a bitmapped font in the top 100)

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions (Copyright law and bitmapped fonts)

Facts at hand notes