Type 1 Fall 2019

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Week 2 HW

Get familiar with the class Shared Drive. For more information see the Alerts page.

REFERENCE

Speedball nib widths
C0 – 5mm
C1 – 4mm
C2 – 3mm
C3 – 2mm
C4 – 1.5mm
C5 – 1mm
C6 – 0.5mm

Ductus by Josselin Cuette
Customize and download your own calligraphy guides:
http://ductus.josselincuette.com/#whatis

Online Calligraphy Stores
John Neal Bookseller: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/
Paper & Ink Arts: https://www.paperinkarts.com/

Calligraphy Organizations
Society of Scribes NYC: http://societyofscribes.org/
Friends of Calligraphy CA: https://www.friendsofcalligraphy.org/

READ

Letter
Read the following sections: Superfamilies, Caps and Small Caps, Mixing Typefaces
Thinking with Type by Ellen Lupton

FURTHER READING

The Trajan Inscription by Codex99
http://codex99.com/typography/21.html

Why Trajan, the World’s Oldest Typeface, Still Matters by Angelynn Grant
https://eyeondesign.aiga.org/why-trajan-the-worlds-oldest-typeface-still-matters/

Adrian Frutiger 1928–2015 by Jürgen Siebert
https://www.fontshop.com/content/adrian-frutiger-1928-2015

Designing type systems by Peter Biľak
https://ilovetypography.com/2012/04/11/designing-type-systems/

TDC Medal Awarded to Gerrit Noordzij by Angela Voulangas and Nick Sherman
https://www.tdc.org/news/tdc-medal-awarded-to-gerrit-noordzij/

Mixing type – Part 1: Macro by Ferdinand Ulrich
https://www.fontshop.com/content/how-to-mix-type

Mixing type – Part 1: Macro by Ferdinand Ulrich
https://www.fontshop.com/content/how-to-mix-type

Building a Noordzij Cube by Erik van Blokland
http://letterror.com/misc/noordzij-cube.html

Toshi Omagari's Noordzij Cube
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJrEejwhJv_/

Backassward by David Jonathan Ross
https://djr.com/backasswards/

TypeCooker by Erik van Blokland
http://typecooker.com/
https://github.com/LettError/TypeCooker

Drawbot by Just van Rossum, Erik van Blokland, Frederik Berlaen
http://www.drawbot.com/index.html

Gerrit Noordzij describes very well the differences in the interaction of the forms with their counterforms.
Image from Ambroise Typeface In Details by Jean François Porchez

Foundational Hand, Broad Nib — Translation

Roman Minuscule, Ponted Pen — Expansion


WATCH

Also check out the rest of the Week 2 videos in the Lectures section.

House Industries: Interview with Ken Barber

 

The Art of Hermann Zapf by Hallmark

 

Doyald Young Logotype Designer by Lynda.com

 

Erik van Blokland on Drawing

 

Straight and Round Patterns Reference

Calligraphy_Patterns.JPG
 

DO

Submit your Garamond g's from Week 1 HW. If you didn't finish coloring, have it colored in black (pencil or marker, just make it as dark as possible) for next class.

Complete your Foundational Hand calligraphy practice sheets for next week. Use C1 nib at 30°

  1. Straight and round patterns (lines 1-6 below).

    • Single spaced

    • Double spaced

    • Tops and bottoms

    • n string (double space in between n’s)

    • o string (single space in between o’s)

    • n o string (single space in between n’s and o’s)

  2. n & o sequence (lines 1-6 below).

    • n string (double space in between n’s)

    • o string (single space in between o’s)

    • n string (double space in between n’s)

    • o string (single space in between o’s)

    • n string (double space in between n’s)

    • o string (single space in between o’s)

  3. n o n o n o… sequence (fill up the page).

  4. alphabet necklace in between n’s (fill up the page).

    • nanbncndnenfngnhninjnknlnmnnnonpnqnrnsntnunvnwnxnynzn

  5. alphabet necklace o’s (fill up the page).

    • oaobocodoeofogohoiojokolomonooopoqorosotouovowoxoyozo

  6. the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog (fill up the page).

Complete your TypeCooker worksheets.

  • 3 TypeCooker worksheets at the Starter Level.
    Keyword: Hello

Complete your TypeCooker Translation worksheets.

  • 3 TypeCooker worksheets at the Easy Level.
    Keyword: Ranges

    Translation Contrast: The contrast produced by a broad nib pen.

Write a brief paragraph that answers these 5 questions and post them as one comment before the beginning of the next class:

  1. Calligraphy Foundational Hand: Which letter(s) was/were the most difficult to write? Why?

  2. Calligraphy Foundational Hand: Which combination or pairs of letters were the most difficult to space? Why do you think that is?

  3. Typecooker Starter Level: Which parameters were the most challenging or fun to draw? Why?

  4. Typecooker Translation Easy Level: Please explain how you applied translation contrast to your lettering pieces. Using proper terminology, talk about the typographic details that make transitional contrast.

  5. Typecooker: If you had to change one parameter, which one would it be? Why?

Scan your Foundational Hand practice sheets and save them as 300dpi high quality jpegs inside the Calligraphy folder on the Shared Drive as:

  • YourName_FoundationalHand_Week02_001.jpg

  • YourName_FoundationalHand_Week02_002.jpg

  • YourName_FoundationalHand_Week02_003.jpg

  • YourName_FoundationalHand_Week02_004.jpg

  • YourName_FoundationalHand_Week02_005.jpg

  • YourName_FoundationalHand_Week02_006.jpg

Scan your Typecooker lettering pieces and save them as 300dpi high quality jpegs inside the Lettering folder on the Shared Drive as:

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week02_Starter_001.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week02_Starter_002.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week02_Starter_003.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week02_Easy_001-Translation.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week02_Easy_002-Translation.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week02_Easy_003-Translation.jpg

 

BRING NEXT WEEK

  1. Scan, upload, and pin your six Foundational Hand calligraphy practice sheets for discussion at the beginning of the next class.

  2. Scan, upload, print, and pin your six Typecooker lettering pieces to the board for critique at the beginning of the next class.

  3. Post your writings on the comments section and be ready to present discuss both your calligraphy and lettering assignments at the beginning of the next class.

*If you missed the first class, check out the Alerts section.