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This class is about defamiliarizing typography - about reaching under the surface play of codes, rules, and expectations that govern typographic convention - to develop a visceral understanding of how the represented word transmits meaning. Projects range in scope from an investigation of the elemental units of typographic meaning - letterforms - to considerations of the synergistic relationship between the semantic, the formal, and the contextual in the construction of meaning. The ultimate goal is to expand student's abilities - intellectually, intuitively and technically - in the creation of provocative forms of visible language