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Professor: Andrea Herstowski
Office: 353 Chalmers Hall
Office hours: by appointment

email: herstow@ku.edu

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Final Font
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A: Final Font 1) use something you started earlier in the semster and finish it as an entire font 2) make something new for your full-font (this is huge :: zipped)

B: Promotional Experience.

* Bonus start thinking about how you will put any or all of this work into your portfolio

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Mondays: One on One Meetings
Wednesday: Large Group

Present promotional experience updates during your one on one meetings.

Check below what on the Goal for that day. I didn't write homework because you can move along at your own pace. Work a lot, work in spurts. I just tried to give some milestones to get done. The Goals are set based on if you are making something new.

* If you already have a head start lets make new goals for you! Think about making a variable or more ligatures etc.

If you are moving slow no pressure but if you are moving along and want to keep going just keep making can look at / cit whatever you have.

If you are moving fast that means you have time to refine a bit or consider making a variable or just have time to work more on your promotion.

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PROOFS
*Use this proof to test your font. Save as as pdf to show in the crits
All Cap Proof | All Lowercase Proof | All Proof | Super proof just for your library

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Monday, Nov 2
Personality letters are due. Meet up at school to look at stuff.
If you can't make it to school no pressure just let me know.

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Wednesday, Nov 4
Meet as a group.
Present what you are going to work on for your final font and any initial thoughts on the final promotion.

Lecture: proof docs
Class lecture... Looking at Cap strokes vs Lowercase.
Exporting your files to Adobe Font Library.

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Monday, Nov 9
One on One
Show a pdf of your proof and the gylphs file.
Proof files are above.
Keep thinking about the promotion piece

Goal: HAMBERGERFONS or handglovesmurf
be aware of consistency in stroke width, consistent thick and thins, use the extrema, write down your dimensions, try fit curve, and start letter spacing

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Wednesday, Nov 11
Present to Class
Show a pdf of your proof and the gylphs file
Keep thinking about the promotion piece
Lecture: refresh.. Dimensions, Fit Curve, Global Spacing. Word Space
Goal: more letters

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Monday, Nov 16
One on One.
Show a pdf of your proof and the gylphs file.
Keep thinking about the promotion piece
Goals: All of the lowercase or caps in Glyphs -- rough is fine.
Goal: Key letters in the other case HAMBURGER or hamburger

Make sure you tests the weight of your upper case vr lowercase strokes.

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Wednesday, Nov 18
Present to Class.
Show a pdf of your proof and the gylphs file.
Goals: All of the lowercase or caps in Glyphs -- rough is fine.
Goals: Key letters in the other case HAMBURGER or hamburger

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Monday, Nov 23
Meet as a class.
Show a pdf of your proof and the gylphs file.
Present what you are working on for the promotion.
Goal: All of the lowercase or caps in Glyphs -- you could still have problem letters
Goal: All of the other case

Over break continue to work on your letters but start the numbers and “ ” ‘ ’. : ; ! ? @ & * { } ( )

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Wednesday, Nov 25
No class. Thanksgiving Break.

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Monday, Nov 30
One on One.
Goal: Refinements
Goal: Numbers and “ ” ‘ ’. : ; ! ? @ & * { } ( )

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Wednesday, Dec 2
Present to Class. Might be a longer class.
Show a pdf of your proof and the gylphs file.

Lecture on accent marks/diacritics. 4 diacritics (accent marks ü, é, ñ...)
Goal: at least 4 diacritics working on all the letters
Goal: refined letter spacing -- do not kern yet! no kerning until the very very end.

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Monday, Dec 7
One on One
Show a pdf of your proof and the gylphs file.
Goal: Refinements
Goal: ligatures fl, fi, ffi, ffl, ae, oe, ....

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Wednesday, Dec 9
Final Class presentation
Goal: Refinements

Class lecture: Kerning Pairs if you have started them -- delete them. Get your spacing working then use kerning pairs.

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Final
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Friday, December 11 at 5pm
We will not meet as a group. Please put everything for the final in one folder on the class google drive. You can hand in your final anytime before Dec. 11. And I am around that week for zoom chats or slack feedback!

1) for your final font make sure you have a final presentation, pdf of a proof, font file, glyphs file

2) promotional experience... pdf or Online

3) please put a PACAKGED file of your promotional experience on the google drive (packaged has the fonts, images, pdf, and indesign file

ALSO!!! please make sure I have your glyphs files and final presentations for each of the exercises -- THANKS!!!

Portfolio it isn't required that you put this into your portfolio but if you are thinking about it please take a stab at how it would look online and how you could present it in a pdf in an interview. Send me what you are thinking for feedback now, over winterbreak or next semester there isn't a time limit.

 

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