Type 1 Spring 2017

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Week 4 HW

PRINT

Garamond R template

Vectors Worksheet

 

CHECK OUT

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

Drawing for Interpolation
http://new.superpolator.com/drawing-2/

The Bézier Game
http://bezier.method.ac/

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

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

Hand Lettering: How to Vector Your Letterforms by Scott Biersack
https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/hand-lettering-how-to-vector-your-letterforms--cms-23248

Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial for Logos and Typography
https://youtu.be/vpOCt6k7Oqg

Revival Project Source Files inside the Revival folder on the Shared Drive

Revival Project Template Files inside the Revival folder on the Shared Drive

 

DOWNLOAD from the Revival folder inside the shared drive:

  1. Bodoni Bold and Caslon Heavy (AI or EPS) Templates.
  2. Bodoni_Words and Caslon_Words (AI or EPS) Templates.

 

READ

Toolspace by Jan MIddendorp
http://letterror.com/writing/toolspace/

 

WATCH

Font Men by Dress Code

 

Introducing Johnston100 by Monotype

 

Matthew Carter: My Life in Typefaces

 

Modern Techniques for Digitizing Script Alphabets by James Edmonson

 

Tobias Frere-Jones: Break Things Deliberatly

 

Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial for Logos and Typography by Matt Borchert

 

 

DO

Scan today's Garamond R exercise and upload it to the Lettering folder on the Shared Drive as:

  • YourName_GaramondR.jpg

Download and complete either the Bodoni Bold or Caslon Heavy revival worksheet using the Prototyping technique shown in class. Make sure to check the Drawing for Interpolation reference sheet as well as this vectorizing tutorial. When you're done, save it as a pdf inside the Revival PDF's folder in the Revival folder on the Shared Drive as:

  • YourName_BodoniBold.pdf
  • YourName_CaslonHeavy.pdf

Download and complete either the Bodoni Words or Caslon Words worksheet. When you're done, save it as a pdf inside the Revival PDF's folder in the Revival folder on the Shared Drive as:

  • YourName_BodoniWords.pdf
    For Bodoni, typeset the words delegated, leagued, and eagled
     
  • YourName_CaslonWords.pdf
    For Caslon, typeset the words stylistic, nittily, and instils.

Write a brief paragraph answering these questions and post as a comment on the blog.

  1. What was the easiest and hardest thing about this assignment? Talk about your process/experience of digitizing your lettering piece.
  2. What was the hardest and easiest letter (or part of a letter) to draw? Why?
  3. What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses?

Print and hang both of your revival worksheets at the beginning of next class.