Type 1 Spring 2019

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Week 5 HW

IN CLASS

Document Setup

  1. Open InDesign & hit Cmd+N to create a new document

  2. Intent = Print

  3. Uncheck Facing Pages

  4. No. of Pages = 1

  5. Page Size = Custom
    Name = Square, Width = 6in, Height = 6in

  6. Check Preview

  7. Column Number = 3, Gutter = 12pt or 1p0

  8. Margin = 24pt or 2p0

  9. Bleed = .125in or 0p9

  10. Hit Ok

Baseline Grid

  1. Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Grids tab.

  2. Color = Light Gray

  3. Start = 0

  4. increment = 6pt

  5. View Threshold = 5%

  6. Hit Ok

Units & Increments

  1. Hit Cmd+K to access the Preference window and go to the Units and Increments tab.

  2. Kerning/Tracking = 2/1000em

Creating Rows

  1. Go to the Layout Menu and select Ruler Guides and change the color to Red

  2. Go to the Layout Menu and select Create Guides and change the color to Red

  3. Create rulers 3 rows, 12pt gutter, fit guides to Margin

  4. Hit Ok

Text Frame Options

  1. Hit T and make a text box

  2. Hit Cmd+B and on the Baseline Option tab set the Offset to Leading

  3. Hit Ok

CHECK OUT

Bembo's Zoo by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
http://www.bemboszoo.com/

Flat File Issue N°3 — Gerstner's Capital
https://readymag.com/flatfile/03-capital/intro/

Typographische Monatsblätter (Research Archive) by Louise Paradis
http://www.tm-research-archive.ch/

Typographische Monatsblätter 1980, Issue 4 Cover design by  Christian Mengelt
http://www.tm-research-archive.ch/issue/1980-4/

 

READ

Thinking with Type: Grids
http://thinkingwithtype.com/grid/

The Vignelli Canon Pg 40-52

Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Muller-Brockmann Pg. 9-13
https://vk.com/doc53805385_235415673

 

WATCH

Massimo Vignelli Makes Books

 

Paula Scher by Hillman Curtis


DOWNLOAD

Typography Part A — Bodoni Portfolio Template

Typography Part A — Caslon Portfolio Template

Revival Postcards Template

 

DO

Complete your portfolio, export a pdf, and sent it to me via email. 

YourName_Typography-PartA_CaslonPortfolio.indd or YourName_Typography-PartA_BodoniPortfolio.indd

To see what the portfolio looks like, check the portfolio sample below:

Typography Part A — Portfolio Sample

 

REVIVAL POSTCARDS
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.

  1. Character Set Composition: Design a composition showing all the letters that you have digitized.

  2. Typography I Composition: Design a composition using the letters that make up the words Typography I.

  3. Majuscule Composition: Design a composition using only an uppercase letter.

  4. Minuscule Composition: Design a composition using only a lowercase letter.

  5. Typographic Detail 1: Design a composition showing off a detail of an uppercase letter.

  6.  Typographic Detail 2: Design a composition showing off a detail of a lowercase letter.

  7. Book Cover 1: Design a book cover using the letters from your revival typeface.

  8. Book Cover 2: Design a book cover using the letters from your revival typeface.

Instructions:

  1. Download the template in the "Download" section.

  2. Design you postcards on each of the Artboards.

  3. Export files as PNGs and make sure to check the box that says Use Artboards

  4. Place the exported pngs on your portfolio

 


CHECKLIST

  1. Make sure your type is not stretched.

  2. Make sure you answer all the questions.

  3. Make sure your scans are at 300dpi and your work is not accidentally cropped.

  4. Make sure your comments are set in Minion Pro 9/12pt. Your character panel should look like the image below.

 

WATCH

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.