Thursday, September 28, 2017


Project 02 In progress poster critique. Individual critiques of project ideas and poster comps. Post a reflection of the in progress critique to your blog.

Continue working on and refining your designs. Start on the formal development of your booklet and prepare samples of preliminary layouts.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Project 02 Small group discussion of ideas. Post what you have accomplished since last class to your blog.

Prepare a comp of your poster idea to share in critique next class. Print your poster to fit on 12 x 18 paper and any other relevant design work. Post a jpeg of this poster to your blog. Be prepared to discuss your statement and the development of your work.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Project 02 Review project. Class discussion of possible approaches and production techniques, small group critiques/discussion. Review the information you have collected thus far. Workday. Post what you have accomplished since last class to your blog.

Below are some links I dug up for your research.

Then I found a couple of other sites that also may be helpful.

Conduct research into the form of your productions. Consider paper and color as ways to extend your ideas to promote the typeface. Prepare a project statement based on your research and needs of your client. Explore your ideas by preparing a number of approaches for the poster. Start the development of a booklet grid based on the approaches outlined in the readings. Prepare samples of typographic layouts. Post your statements and initial ideas to your blog. Read the Josef Müller-Brockman reading from Grid Systems in Graphic Design.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


PROJECT 01 DUE, turn in printed full-scale version of your book mock-up.
Introduction to PROJECT 02, Research / Ideation workday.

Project 02:
     Project Brief
     Grade Sheet
     Character Set
          Making and Breaking the Grid
          Raster Systems
     Additional Readings
          Legibility of Type

PROJECT 01 - Upload final version JPEGS of your book design to your portfolio and post your synopsis to your blog. Make certain all entries have been posted to your blog by 12 midnight.

PROJECT 02 - Select the type family you will be working with. Gather information about it, the designer and the foundry. Research how the type has been used and generally how similar fonts have been used. Explore various approaches to find a balance between content and technical requirements. Read the excerpt from Making and Breaking the Grid by Timothy Samara.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


PROJECT 01, Workday. Individual critiques. Prepare bound mock-up for final turn in.

Refine your work and make corrections. Complete final revisions and prepare perfect full-sized examples of your book.

Women Up! Conference this weekend!

Thursday, September 7, 2017


PROJECT 01, Final critique. Critique of comps for layout of the book. Discuss your ideas about how you have integrated elements to create a uni ed design. Come prepared to pin your work up at the beginning of class. If you are not ready you loose your chance to participate and you will be assessed an attendance reduction, no excuses. Work in class for the remainder of the class period.

Upload JPEGS of the “critique” state of your design to your blog. Post a reflection of the critique on your blog. Refine your design based on the critique and work toward completion of the project.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Binding/Mock-up demonstration, workday prepare for final critique. Individual critiques. Post what you have accomplished since last class to your blog.

Complete refined versions to your book design. Mock-up page spreads or a sample book form for critique. Be prepared to discuss your concept for the formal approach of your book and the development of your work.