- Open InDesign & hit Cmd+N to create a new document
- Intent = Print
- Uncheck Facing Pages
- No. of Pages = 1
- Page Size = Custom
Name = Square, Width = 6in, Height = 6in
- Check Preview
- Column Number = 3, Gutter = 12pt or 1p0
- Margin = 24pt or 2p0
- Bleed = .125in or 0p9
- Hit Ok
- Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Grids tab.
- Color = Light Gray
- Start = 0
- increment = 6pt
- View Threshold = 5%
- Hit Ok
Units & Increments
- Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Units and Increments tab.
- Kerning/Tracking = 2/1000em
- Go to the Layout Menu and select Ruler Guides and change the color to Red
- Go to the Layout Menu and select Create Guides and change the color to Red
- Create rulers 3 rows, 12pt gutter, fit guides to Margin
- Hit Ok
Text Frame Options
- Hit T and make a text box
- Hit Cmd+B and on the Baseline Option tab set the Offset to Leading
- Hit Ok
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Research the book One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and using the square grid we created in class, interpret the title to create 3 compositions:
- Convey the idea of “the passing of time.”
- Convey the idea of “solitude.”
- Convey the idea of “fate”
- You must use all of the following text: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- Only use Helvetica Bold in upper and lowercase.
- Don’t use numerals.
- Don’t stretch type.
- Don’t duplicate text.
- Don’t use transparency or any effects such as stroke or fill.
- Keep your text live.
- Changing the point size, kerning, tracking, leading is allowed.
- Baseline shifts and rotation are also allowed.
- You are also allowed to break the text into words and/or into individual letters. Don’t be limited by text-boxes instead, use the margin and baseline grids to your advantage.
Answer the following questions before the beginning of next class:
- How did you convey the idea of “the passing of time” in your composition?
- How did you convey the idea of “solitude in your composition?
- How did you convey the idea of “fate” in your composition?
Print and trim your compositions by the beginning of next class. Be ready talk about your work by reading your answers from the homework.