Illustrated Typography (Spring 2014)
Design and Digital Media
Take your love for type and experiment with a wide range of illustration and mark-making methods to create your own hand-rendered font library.
This class is for anyone wanting to explore new ways to bring personality and character into their typographic design work. Methods will include both hand-rendered illustration techniques and computer-aided production. Students will be exposed to various traditional and nontraditional mark-making tools and methods. The class will also focus on historical and cultural letterform context. Experimentation is strongly promoted and students are encouraged to develop their own methods for creating forms. In addition to one-off typographic expressions, each student will create one full custom alphabet, digitize it, and apply it to a final layout.
This is a project-based class comprised of a brief study into current illustrated type design, an exploration of how structures, forms and aesthetics affect visual communication, class discussion, project work time, and peer critique. This class is designed for students with a diversity of skill levels and interests who want to explore their own personal and professional development and experiment with typeface design. Students will maintain a sketchbook throughout the class which will serve as a record of typographic observations and concepts. / Open to students ages 18 and above.
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Prerequisite: Basic understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite.
What to Bring: A pad of bristol paper; drawing ink; brushes; and a small collection of pencils and pens.
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MCAD also offers a 2-year Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design Certificate geared towards adults looking to enter the design field. Learn more today.
1 Credit Tuition: $750.00
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