Studies the history of letterforms and typefaces and examines their uses in contemporary communications media. Emphasizes applications to specific design problems. Includes identification and specification of type and uses current technologies for copy fitting and hands-on typesetting problems. Part I of II. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 2 hours. Total hours per week.
General Course Purpose
A study of the development of typography will be explored from Gutenberg until present day. The study will include development of letterforms and their differences, and classification of typefaces. Practical exercises, demonstrations and lectures will be integral parts of the course.
Prerequisite is ART 140 Introduction to Graphic Skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Major Topics to be Included