Artists Shared By Classmates Kory & Lucas



HAND LETTERER http://www.juxtapoz.com/design/ged-palmer-demonstrates-calligraphy-lettering-techniques

POET https://vimeo.com/85667492


Facts At Hand: scroll to find links and project instructions

[What kind of facts should I collect?]


download for live links Instructions_supplemental.rtf

For purposes of clarification, the Facts At Hand project has certain requirements I wish to review.

1. Use only one typestyle. I recommend a Pro font that has a large family of weights to choose from. Choose a Pro font like Myriad Pro, Minion Pro, Adobe Gramond Pro, Garamond Premium Pro, Adobe Jensen Pro, Lithos Pro, Warnock Pro. Most of these are open format fonts that cross platform seamlessly from Mac to PC. Pro fonts with lots of available weights enable easier hierarchical separation—the goal of this project. Futura and Univers are also good choices.

2. All the text needs to read at right angles to all the other text, like this.

3. The assembled, right-angled text needs to be rotated to 30 or 45 degrees.

4. We should be able to recognize that the photo beneath the text as being part of a hand.

5. No stroked type or effects (especially drop shadows). No images except the photo of your palm. (It is okay to have some of the text fade away like in author's example!)

6. Work only in straight lines, no curved type paths. Consider word and line breaks, dramatic use of bleed, upsidedown positioning. Use scale, position, tone and transparency to organize the information and create visual interest.Not all the text on the page needs to be legible.

7. Work in a square format, as large as your photo will permit before it degrades in image quality, 150 to 300 ppi. This will be demonstarted in class. Photography is resolution dependent.

8. Commit no type crimes in the designing of this piece! Tip: You might begin by ranking the information you have listed in order of visual importance, from the information you will emphasize the most to the information you will emphasize the least.

Tip: You might begin by ranking the information you have listed in order of visual importance, from the information you will emphasize the most to the information you will emphasize the least.

Third critique for Progressive Variables—Show me your 2 printouts at 10:00 am!

Updated Instructions for 2015! Today we talk more specifically about what you can and can't do!


issues with designing and ouputting this document

This is the same text we've been using for the Progressive Variable exercises, except it's year 16.
However, we will not be outputting a square format!

The contest submission requires two distinct sizes as high-quality PDFs for email delivery to Danielle McMartin by email attachment!

Field Trip to Office of Global Education—Craven 3200 in the Courtyard.
Today we walk down there together and view previous years' winners.

Some previous year's finalists and winners:

Final Fair Small Poster
Final Fair Large Poster
Interntional Fair_20x30
IntPoster8 IntPoster20x30
InternationFinalsm InternationFinal1
internationalposter_3 internationalposter_2
International PosterWinner


What is Kinetic Typography?—37 must-see examples of kinetic typography

Examples of Visual Hierarchy


hierarchy progression

download to copy/paste practice text Hierarchy Text.rtf


Type Crimes Review
Stroking Text is a crime!
Stacking Type is a crime!
Stacking Demo + Exception to rule (upper case only): Good Stacked Text
; Pepsi ONE
Mix Typestyles Responsibly!!

Flickr (student work)


—Read: Thinking With Type, "Text" chapter, pgs. 84 - 146

      [By now you should have already read the first chapter, Letter, pgs 10-82]

—Do PV#4 and have it ready by 10:00 am next week for critique.