Type 1 Spring 2019

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Week 2 HW

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

PRINT

Lettering Handout

 

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

 

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 3 TypeCooker worksheets at the Easy Level.

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

  • Expansion Contrast: The contrast produced by a flexible or pointed nib pen.

  • Transitional Contrast: A historical mix of broad nib and pointed nib influences.

Write a brief paragraph that answers these 3 questions and post them as one comment before the beginning of next class:

  1. Please explain how you applied each contrast to your lettering pieces. Using proper terminology, talk about the typographic details that make each lettering piece have translation contrast, expansion contrast, transitional contrast.

  2. Which contrast type was the most difficult and the easiest to work with? Why?

  3. What was the most challenging parameter? Why?

  4. If you had to change one parameter, which one would it be? Why?

Scan your 2 in-class lettering pieces and save them as 300dpi high quality jpegs inside the Lettering folder on the Shared Drive as:

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Starter_001.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Starter_002.jpg

Scan your 3 homework lettering pieces and save them as 300dpi high quality jpegs inside the Lettering folder on the Shared Drive as:

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Easy_001-Translation.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Easy_001-Expansion.jpg

  • YourName_TypeCooker_Easy_001-Transitional.jpg

 

BRING NEXT WEEK

  1. Scan, upload, print, and pin your 3 lettering pieces to the board for critique at the beginning of the next class.

  2. Post your writings on the comments section and be ready to present your 3 lettering pieces at the beginning of next class.

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