Type 1 Fall 2019

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Week 3 HW

READ

Toolspace by Jan MIddendorp
http://letterror.com/articles/toolspace.html

Spacing by James Edmonson
https://ohnotype.co/blog/spacing

Designing Women by Readymag
Essay
https://designingwomen.readymag.com/essay/

Profiles
https://designingwomen.readymag.com/profiles/

WATCH

Week 3 videos on the Lectures section.

TYPEFACE MECHANICS

Typeface Mechanics: 001 by Tobias Frere-Jones
https://frerejones.com/blog/typeface-mechanics-001

Typeface Mechanics: 002 by Tobias Frere-Jones
https://frerejones.com/blog/typeface-mechanics-002

Type Terms Cheat Sheet
https://www.supremo.tv/typeterms/

Type Cheat Sheet
https://www.typewolf.com/cheatsheet

Kerning Game
https://type.method.ac/

DO

Scan your Foundational Hand practice sheets and Typecooker Translation work from Week 2.

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

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

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

    • nanbncndnenfngnhninjnknlnmnnnonpnqnrnsntnunvnwnxnynzn

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

    • oaobocodoeofogohoiojokolomonooopoqorosotouovowoxoyozo

Complete your Roman Minuscules practice sheets for next week. Use a pointed nib.

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

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

    • nanbncndnenfngnhninjnknlnmnnnonpnqnrnsntnunvnwnxnynzn

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

    • oaobocodoeofogohoiojokolomonooopoqorosotouovowoxoyozo

Revise your Typecooker Translation worksheets.

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


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

Complete your TypeCooker Expansion worksheets.

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

    Expansion Contrast: The contrast produced by a pointed 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 Roman Minuscules: Which letter(s) was/were the most difficult to write? Why?

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

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

  4. Typecooker Expansion Easy Level: Please explain how you applied expansion 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 Roman Minuscules practice sheets and save them as 300dpi high quality jpegs inside the Calligraphy folder on the Shared Drive as:

  • YourName_RomanMinuscules_Week03_001.jpg

  • YourName_RomanMinuscules_Week03_002.jpg

  • YourName_RomanMinuscules_Week03_003.jpg

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_Week03_001.jpg

  • YourName_FoundationalHand_Week03_002.jpg

  • YourName_FoundationalHand_Week03_003.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_Week03_Easy_001-Expansion.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week03_Easy_002-Expansion.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week03_Easy_003-Expansion.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week03_Easy_001-Translation.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week03_Easy_002-Translation.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Week03_Easy_003-Translation.jpg

BRING NEXT WEEK

  1. Scan, upload, and pin your six calligraphy practice (Foundational hand and Roman Minuscules) 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.