WEEK 9: the week of May 28th

Work in progress critique:

Cross critique feedback for your designs with the other first year class or 2nd year design students.


Feedback sessions as needed. Work on your project for the rest of the class.


Continue working on your final project.


Recommended reading:

Samara p 160–203






In class: Grid Exercise n.1

In class: Grid Exercise n.2

In class: Grid Exercise n.3

In class: Type Combinations Groups

In class: Style Sheets

In class: Tables and Forms



Types of Grids (pdf)

Grid Layout Restraint (pdf)

The Grid (pdf)


Brainstorming Techniques (pdf)

Style Board Template (.indt file)


Choosing Typefaces 1 (pdf)

Choosing Typefaces 2 (pdf)

Choosing Typefaces 3 (pdf)


Classic Serifs (pdf)

Classic San Serifs (pdf)


Setting typographic space — Indesign (pdf)

Kerning/Leading Key Commands (pdf)

Indesign key commands (jpg)


Letter Spacing (pdf)

Measurements (pdf)

Punctuation (pdf)


34 Typographic Sins (pdf)

Creating InDesign Grid Thumbnails (pdf)


Binding Styles and Brochure Folds (pdf)

Paper Folds (pdf)

Imposition (pdf)


Paragraph & Character Styles (pdf)


Indesign tips and tricks (pdf)

Things to check in your file (pdf)

Designer's Toolbox


Table tips and tricks (pdf)

Printing a booklet to the Docucolor (pdf)



Chapter 4: Leading

Chapter 5: Kerning and Tracking

Chapter 6: Small But Important Details

Chapter 7: Alignment

Chapter 7: Understanding the Paragraph and Single-Line Composer


Chapter 8: Alternative Brochure Styles

Chapter 1: Under Document Essentials >> Determining the Number of Columns, Sketching Thumbnails, and Blocking out areas of content

Chapter 3: Under Creating a Document >> Only Setting the Margin and Column Guides

Chapter 4: Under Managing Pages >>
Changing Page Size

079 Using ruler guides: 10 great tricks (Lynda.com)


Chapter: Using Find/Change to clean up text


Chapter 1: Paragraph and character styles

Chapter 2: Styles In Depth — The first 6 videos — up through Using nested line styles


030 Making Professional Drop Caps

Entire Chapter 8: Indents and Spacing

Chapter 14: Margins, Columns and Grids

Chapter 9: Breaking and non-breaking lines, paragraphs, columns, and pages

Chapter 7:Working with vertical alignment


Indesign Tables In Depth (Lynda.com)


The 3 x 4 Grid

The Grid System

Grid Based

Explorations in Typography





Mood Boards: Dressing for different...

How to Create Mood Boards: 30 Expert Tips


Color / Trend Forecasting: Pantone

Color / Trend Forecasting: Franklin Till

Color: Kuler


Color Fun 1: Color Scheme Designer

Color Fun 1 Pantonism

Color Fun 1: Plenty of Colour

Color Fun 1: Color Collective


Mohawk Paper

French Paper

Neenah Paper

Reich Paper

GF Smith

Paper: Kelly Paper

Folding Brochure Sizes


Eight tips for combining typefaces

Four techiques for combining fonts

7 typographic resources, and 1 type joke

Just my type — A collection of font pairings from Typekit