Students will design an original typeface using a process of drawing that culminates in a working, digital font file created in the software Glyphs; a printed type specimen, and an oral presentation of the process and final result.
- This project will help students to:
- Develop a logical, legible system of letterforms in the form of a working typeface by applying appropriate typographic knowledge to establish a set of rules to which letterforms will adhere consistently.
- •Appropriately apply knowledge of selected typeface classification by producing a design that earns that designation.
- Recognize relevant typographic anatomy and terminology and show that understanding by defending their design choices and assess peer designs both via written and oral critique.
- Write a brief outlining the typeface application and design the system to match appropriately.
Spring 2020. GD203 Advanced Typography
Department of Graphic Design
College of Arts and Architecture
Penn State University