Typography I

DES 254

Keywords and Themes

Type Classification
Editorial Design
Type Hierarchy
Typographic History

Course Description

DES 254: Typography I

First course in a sequence on typography. Builds on the principles introduced in DES 121. Projects focus on typography as medium and message. Typographic history, including the history of letterforms and the construction and use of grids. Design projects range from purely textual to problems that require the successful integration of typography and image. Conceptual solutions are emphasized. Open to non-majors who have prerequisites and consent of the instructor. This course requires that students furnish a laptop computer that meets the departmental standards in terms of hardware and software (see departmental website for requirements). Prerequisites: DES 120 and DES 121.