Week 8 – The week of February 25th – 1st: Printing to the oversized printers. Practice with Spacing & Measurements

In class

Demo: Printing to the oversized printers.

BREAK

Lecture: Measurements lecture.

In class assignment — Measurements and letterspacing practice
You will be given a printout of some printed text samples. Using a pica ruler, document and measure the following:

Typeface classification
Typographic style
Paragraph alignment
Point size/Leading, &
Line measure.

For example: Sans serif, bold italic, centered, 12/16 12p6

Then click here to download/open the document in Indesign. When you open your file we will check the measurements together and then you can practice letterspacing within the file.

Print out your finished letter spacing practice work and bring it to class next week.

 

Microtype check list.pdf

 

BREAK

Album cover — lab time to sketch ideas and work on albums.

 

HOMEWORK

Design your album.

Print out a work-in-progress folded comp, scaled to fit on a 12" x 18" paper and bring it to class next week.

 

READINGS AND LINKS

Microtype checklist.pdf

Measurements Lecture (PDF file)

For your album:
Barcode for album (ai file)

For fun:

How to simulate gold leaf in Photoshop (site)
How to simulate letterpress (site)

Another one: How to simulate letterpress (site)

How to simulate text burned into wood in Photoshop (site)

How to simulate text in metal (site)

How to simulate distressed texture in Photoshop (site)

Lynda.com: Working with left aligned type, justified type, and centered type.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

LECTURES

Type History & Type Classifications (pdf)

Creative Brief Lecture (pdf)

Modifying Type Lecture (pdf)

Letter Spacing (pdf)

Measurements (pdf)

Punctuation (pdf)

General Overview: Choosing Typefaces (pdf)

A Closer Inspection: Choosing Typefaces (pdf)

Subtle Details: Font Combinations (pdf)

Practical Advice for Chosing Typefaces (pdf)

Things to look for in Body Text and things to look for in Headlines (pdf)

 

RESOURCES

Type Classification (pdf)

Letter Anatomy Cheat Sheet (pdf)

Letters Anatomy Definitions (pdf)

Drawing Letters (pdf)

Identifying Type (pdf)

Classic Serifs (pdf)

Classic San Serifs (pdf)

 

Creative Brief Template (pdf)

Creative Brief/Design Brief (pdfs)

Creative Brief AIGA sample (pdf)

Venn Diagram (pdf)

Brainstorming Techniques (pdf)

Style/Concept Board Template (.indt file)

50 sketches (pdf)

 

Elements of an identity dissected...

How to choose typography for a brand...

 

Designing Type (book)

Type: A Visual History (book)

 

Spacing (pdf)

Kerning/Leading Key Commands (pdf)

 

Setting up typographic space–Indesign (pdf)

Common Ad Sizes (pdf)

 

19 Top Fonts in 19 Top Combinations (pdf)

Font Combinations (pdf)

 

34 Typographic Sins (pdf)

 

SITES OF INTEREST

Typographer's Glossary

Type Glossary

American Alphabet

Typecardsapp

16th Century Letterpress Printing

Typography that works: Ellen Lupton

Mood Boards: Dressing for different...

Logo Lounge

60 Minimal Logo Designs

 

Types of type

 

Type design trends

Typewolf recommendations

10 Type trends for 2019

Type trends for web design

 

Under Consideration

Wordmark (view your loaded fonts)

What the font

Font Matherator

Font Squirrel

Identifont

 

CounterSpace Type Timeline

Garamond Variety 2

How to Spot Arial

 

Adobe Capture App
Scanner Pro App

 

Typeface Design Resources & Tutorials

List of type designers

Early Typographers

8 famous fonts and the designer who made them

 

LETTERERS

Alex Trochut

Jon Contino

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische and Erik Marinovich —
Title Case Video

Dana Tanamachi

Louise Fili

Joel Felix

Craig Ward

Simon Walker

Mary Kate McDevitt

Doyald Young

Doyald Young Video

Erik Marinovich

Jeff Rogers

Letman: Job Wouters

Margo Chase

Margo Chase Video

Carolyn Sewell

Sebastian Lester

André Beato

There is

Design Sponge

Letter Cult

Better Letters

Hand Lettering Club

 

 

TYPE DESIGNERS:

Doyald Young

Laura Worthington

Misprinted Type

 

FOUNDERIES:

Lost Type

TypeFonderie

Emigre

Type Kit

 

Kerning Practice (site)

Shaping Type Practice (site)

InDesign Typography (Lynda.com course)

 

I love typography

Jumpola

Counterspace

Typophile

Letterology

Typostrate

Type Worship

80 Beautiful Typefaces...

Design is History

8 Faces

Font Police

IAMPETH

The Font Feed

Design Boom

 

Brand New

Business Cards

Card Observer

 

Metrix Create Space Laser Cutter Specs

Metrix Create Space

 

The Dieline

Packaging of the World


Packaging Design Archive

Packaging of the World Pinterest


Packaging Design Served


Lovely Package


CreateId