Sunday, October 31, 2010

Assignment & Reminders for the Wednesday Class

Assignment for next week:

1. Continue working on your app, providing a storyboard, as well as some context (your intended demographic, the purpose behind your app, etc).

2. Alternatively, you can also work on your packaging assignment, which is to produce original branding for three related products. For example, if you choose to re-brand a pasta product, you could also develop designs for sauces and wine, etc. You could also produce related materials, such as a lookbook, gift bags, wrapping paper, etc to accompany a particular product. An excellent example can be found in Liz Chan's work on LUXY.

Reminder: Please know that you will be graded by the work that has been posted to your blog. If you have not posted your work to your blog, it will NOT be graded. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Seconday Assignment for Monday Class

First of all,bring your type books to completion and please remember we are going to cut down the number of typefaces used to just 3 or 4.

In addition, you must investigate the final typefaces you have chosen:

1. Name
2. Who created it
3. When
4. Where
5. Why
6. Characteristics
7. Design genre

All these things must be posted to your blog BEFORE class and printed out, you may be called on to present what you learned. Be prepared.

Any questions?

Email us.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Assignment for Wednesday Class

First drafts of infographics are due next week. Choose either a topic of interest, or email infographics expert Nicole Rincon ( for an assignment. Specifically, this means compiling research, surveying if necessary, and producing a pencil sketch of your intended format for next class. Please refer to the following links for inspiration, reference, etc:

Please finish up your type specimens as well.

Double Dagger (by chris mills)

The name sounds like a terrible action movie, punk band, or video game weapon choice.

But it also has a function

The dagger is usually used to indicate a footnote, in the same way an asterisk is. However, the dagger is only used for a second footnote when an asterisk is already used. A third footnote employs the double dagger.[1]Additional footnotes are somewhat inconsistent and represented by a variety of symbols, e.g., parallels (||) and the pilcrow (¶), some of which were nonexistent in early modern typography. Partly because of this, superscriptnumerals have increasingly been used in modern literature in the place of these symbols, especially when several footnotes are required. Some texts use asterisks and daggers alongside superscripts, using the former for per-page footnotes and the latter for endnotes.

Type Crimes