Intermediate typography for minors in Art + Design. Foundations of contemporary typography were examined and critiqued cooperatively, as was work created and critiqued. Concentration on technical and conceptual production of type, mnemonic to kinetic. Medium, topic, technique and delivery were in the student’s imaginative abilities and contextual to concept. Diverse scholarship of students and flexible course design promoted peer pedagogy and progressive learning environment. Students developed unique understandings of typography (technically and conceptually) to suit individual and collective needs and research through non-prescriptive guidance and resources.
Syllabus + Schedule
Curriculum + Student Work :
OBSERVATION: work by ben tescher, jessie young, evan richter
GREY TYPE: work by audrey chou + kristy vuong
STENCIL: work by crystal chen, jada hampton, philipp merbeler, tiffany teng + audrey chou
MNEMONIC TYPE: work by crystal chen, evan richter, jeremy dembowski + mirna ljevar
"RULES" mimicry / trace / set type.
"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like and artist" –Picasso according to Banksy
Template given to students as seen below
HIERARCHY: constraints + limitations: 1 face 1 size, 1 face 2 sizes, 2 faces 1 size, 1size/face leading shifts only etc.
GRID / BOOK: find grid in book, replicate and reproduce spreads: work by jeremy dembowski
CREATE A TYPEFACE: suggested fontstruct: student choice
work by tiffany teng: emoji test 
jennah bartodziei: rorschach 
mirna ljevar: coordinates
philipp merbeler: united nations charter and typeface, (ft. the united nations)
zhengbang chen: keyboard demo 
mirna ljevar: plotter (you) 
han yan: machine learning: type (algorithm type generator more here)
nora mokate: moving text
audrey chou: breakfast lol
jeremy dembowski: dice (name generator) 

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