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
Column Number = 3, Gutter = 12pt or 1p0
Margin = 24pt or 2p0
Bleed = .125in or 0p9
Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Grids tab.
Color = Light Gray
Start = 0
increment = 6pt
View Threshold = 5%
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
Text Frame Options
Hit T and make a text box
Hit Cmd+B and on the Baseline Option tab set the Offset to Leading
Bembo's Zoo by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
Flat File Issue N°3 — Gerstner's Capital
Typographische Monatsblätter (Research Archive) by Louise Paradis
Typographische Monatsblätter 1980, Issue 4 Cover design by Christian Mengelt
Thinking with Type: Grids
The Vignelli Canon Pg 40-52
Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Muller-Brockmann Pg. 9-13
Massimo Vignelli Makes Books
Paula Scher by Hillman Curtis
Complete your portfolio, export a pdf, and sent it to me via email.
To see what the portfolio looks like, check the portfolio sample below:
The postcards on the Portfolio sample are my own designs and are only there to give you an idea of how much you can do with only a few letters. I expect you to come up with your own designs.
Character Set Composition: Design a composition showing all the letters that you have digitized.
Typography I Composition: Design a composition using the letters that make up the words Typography I.
Majuscule Composition: Design a composition using only an uppercase letter.
Minuscule Composition: Design a composition using only a lowercase letter.
Typographic Detail 1: Design a composition showing off a detail of an uppercase letter.
Typographic Detail 2: Design a composition showing off a detail of a lowercase letter.
Book Cover 1: Design a book cover using the letters from your revival typeface.
Book Cover 2: Design a book cover using the letters from your revival typeface.
Download the template in the "Download" section.
Design you postcards on each of the Artboards.
Export files as PNGs and make sure to check the box that says Use Artboards
Place the exported pngs on your portfolio
Make sure your type is not stretched.
Make sure you answer all the questions.
Make sure your scans are at 300dpi and your work is not accidentally cropped.
Make sure your comments are set in Minion Pro 9/12pt. Your character panel should look like the image below.
An Interview with Dan Rhatigan by Monotype
Tobias Frere-Jones: Break Things Deliberately
DUE on March 15
A printed and digital submission (pdf via email) of your completed portfolio.