Schedule: Studio Problems in Typography

10:20–12:30 T/Th

AC S215

Don’t print this out, as it’s subject to change as life happens. Check back often for updates.

Need more instruction in InDesign? The Lynda.com course “InDesign Typography” with Nigel French is suggested, and you have free access through the university’s portal.

 

Th 9/8 Introduction to class and first project: Personal Report. Show previous student work.  Work session follows: jump in! Homework: Please read Lupton “Letter” section. 

 

T 9/13 Letter Chapter Overview, Part I. Process presentation. Here are the most important process guidelines (i.e. how I grade your process materials). Work session follows with individual critiques late in class at work stations. 

Th 9/15 Critique on Personal Report assignment at 10:30 a.m. sharp: Have printouts up on the wall, ready to go. Work session follows. 

 

T 9/20 Letter Chapter Overview, Part II. Work session follows with individual critiques late in class at work stations. 

Th 9/22 Final critique on Personal Report assignment. Have printouts on the wall by 10:30. Do not mount yet. View brilliant Ikea ad. Introduce Type Terms #1.

 

T 9/27 Personal Report due, mounted with label on back and process book, at 8:00 a.m. Introduce Currency project. Show examples of student-designed currency. Discuss what needs to be on currency & show currency-related resources.

Th 9/29 Instructor out of town, but computer lab still available for your use. Make progress on Currency project.

 

T 10/4 Quiz #1, which covers Lupton “Letter” chapter and Type Terms #1. Peer critique on Currency progress: you must have work to share.

Th 10/6 Critique on Currency assignment. Have work on the wall by 10:30. Every denomination must be represented with two unique sides. Quizzes returned. Start reading Lupton “Text” Chapter.

 

T 10/11 Text Chapter Overview, Part I. Screening of design documentary on typographer Marian Bantjes

Th 10/13 Final critique on Currency assignment. Every denomination must be represented with two unique sides. Text Chapter Overview, Part II. Don’t miss: Jay Ryan Reception, Priebe, 6:30–8!

 

T 10/18 Currency assignment due, 10:30 a.m. sharp. Don’t forget process book. Introduce Type Terms #2. Introduce first part of Magazine Project. Assignment for Thursday: come to class with at least five good magazine names.

Th 10/20 Share magazine names. Vote on winner. Start to design masthead. Introduce Calendar project.

 

T 10/25 Quiz #2, which covers Lupton “Text” chapter and Type Terms #2.

Th 10/27 Masthead critique. Place your concepts both alone and on dummy magazine covers. Start reading remainder of Lupton book.

 

T 11/1 Calendar critique at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Every day in 2017 must be represented. Grid chapter overview.

Th 11/3 Introduce Type Terms #3.

 

T 11/8 Final calendar critique at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Every day in 2017 must be represented. Election Day: Vote!

Th 11/10 Quiz #3, which covers Lupton “Grid” chapter and Type Terms #3. Screening of design documentary Typeface, which is about Wisconsin’s Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

 

T 11/15 Calendars due at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Don’t forget process books. Introduction/sharing of magazine content. 

Th 11/17 Work session with individual critiques.

 

T 11/22 Peer critique: magazine layouts. Have something substantial to share. Watch film: Helvetica. 

Th 11/24 Thanksgiving

 

T 11/29 Work session on magazine layout with individual critiques at workstations.

Th 12/1 Critique on Magazines. Every page must be represented: print it all out. 

 

T 12/6 Work session on magazine layout with individual critiques at workstations. Have progress to discuss. Explanation of digital portfolio requirements.

Th 12/8 Final critique on Magazine Design assignment. Every page must be printed.

 

T 12/13 Magazine Design project due at 10:30 a.m. Digital portfolio due by 5 p.m. 

Th 12/15 anytime after 4 p.m.  Work graded and available for retrieval (at your convenience) in S215.

 

{{Thursday, December 15th: Senior Design Exhibition Reception. 6 – 7:30 p.m. You should go!}}