Research Project or Type Specimen Pages (Choose one, your choice!)
Explore some aspect relating to the themes in this course that interest you and really delve into it to share with the class. You will create a minimum 500 word report (undergrads) or 700 word report (grads) with supporting images or video and post it on our course website. Some possibilities might include researching a particular artist that relates to your work, or looking at something that links several artists together, a technique that interests you, a book that you may have seen at Special Collections or in a presentation in class, a printshop, collective, etc. I will email you an invitation to be an editor on our Weebly site. The email will come from Weebly, not from me, so be sure to check your spam email. A week after postings are due, you will need to have made comments on at least three fellow students' research. See examples here.
Proposals due 2/25
Research uploaded to blog 4/08
Comments due 4/15
TYPE SPECIMENT PAGES
Choose seven typefaces from our collection in the classroom (more for bonus points!). Perhaps you choose a suite (seven or more) from the same family, or some that are located next to each other in the same cabinet. Or perhaps they’re a few of your favorites in the shop.
Using 45 pt. leading, set the name of the typeface in that particular face, then set as much of a sentence as you can with either chosen type (I flipped randomly to intriguing passages in a book I'm reading for the example on the right) or you may create a sentence using all of the characters in the alphabet, also called a pangram. For example, "How vexingly quick daft zebras jump!" If using an extra large typeface, only fill as much as the 45 pt. leading will hold. These will be printed and scanned to add to a Type Specimen Catalog that will make choosing a typeface and searching for their locations in the shop much easier.
Typesetting due 4/08
Printed copy due 4/15