Typography 2: Form/Content

Typography 2 expands and applies the fundamental knowledge and skills acquired in Typography 1 with emphasis on producing typographic solutions using a combination of display and text type as primary design elements. Expanding on the fundamentals of hierarchy, typographic composition and contrast form the basis of class projects. Assignments are designed to further expand the students' understanding of typography as an important element of visual communication. The primary focus will be to examine typography from the perspective of systems. In recent years, the major project for the class has been the design of a book. Through the book, the organization of information at multiple levels of hierarchy and its relation to imagery is addressed. Emphasis will also be placed on the conceptual/descriptive properties of typography. Projects range in form, content, and duration.