2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IDESN 2220 Typography I

A deep-dive into the study of letterforms, typefaces, type identification, classification, and nomenclature. Course work includes typographic form and structure; including consideration of the micro (individual letters) outward to the macro (a page of text with clear hierarchical structure). Studio exercises begin with letterform drawing and spacing, followed by a comprehensive exploration using text to study typographic arrangement, hierarchy, contrast, expression, and readability. Coursework is framed within historical and contemporary contexts.