Typography Lab I

DSGN M278
3.00 crs.

Students are introduced to typography through a series of Swiss-style exercises focused on spacing (kerning, leading, tracking) and grids (creating and manipulating.) Other basic elements of typography, including classifications and history will be introduced. This course requires an intense focus on typography, structure, consistency, and hierarchy. Only a limited number of time tested typefaces will be explored and no imagery will be allowed. Students will learn to make meaning visible through typographic choices and critical reading of texts.

This course has a lab fee associated with it for the purpose of supporting supplies specifically needed for the functioning of this particular course. Please check LORA for the amount of the lab fee.

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