Typography is a fundamental element to all design disciplines. In fact it is one of the oldest principles of graphic design, dating back to the first printed Bible. Students must know the history of typography and how to elegantly incorporate typography design into everything they do, including; print design, web design, motion design and UI design.
TYPE 2: TYPEFACE PROJECT
TYPE 2: WAY-FINDING PROJECT
Students in Type 2 are tasked with generating typography and symbols that help people navigate spaces. This project introduces the concept of semiotics into the discussion of typography and information design.
TYPE 1: THE POSTER PROJECT
All in-coming design students are required to take Typography 1, usually freshman year. As a final project, the students are asked to create a series of 3 posters that highlight either the Mars rovers or the group of women who worked for NASA as the first "computers", featured in the film Hidden Figures. Below are a selection of some student work from the Poster Project.
TYPE 1: BOOK PROJECT
The book project is one of the most infamous and beloved project in Typography 1. Students are challenged to locate a piece of literature that is considered public domain. They use the copy in the literature to create a book that is laid out in In Design to teach layout, composition, and basic design skills.