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

email: herstow@ku.edu

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People + Resources
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OVERVIEW: Typographic Universe
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Visual representation of language through the creation of letterforms spans centuries and stands at the heart of human communication. In an effort to stand apart from the average usage of standard typefaces, many companies have begun to incorporate a completely new and unique font into their brand (creation of a watch: Bestoke Font). In addition to brands publication design has employed Bestoke Typefaces designed by Tobias Frere-Jones, David Burlow, Jonathan Hoefler, Bruno Maag, Paul Barnes, Christian Schwartz. Bestoke Typefaces have been designed for GQ, Sports Illustraited, NYT, The Guardian, AirBnb, the telephone book, some of your most favorite brands, and one the "coolest" was by Matthew Carter (12:25) for the Walker Arts Center in the 1994/5.

The Beauty and Ugliness in Type Design: https://ilovetypography.com/2012/09/25/beauty-and-ugliness-in-type-font-design/

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Links to Lectures : Topics : Assignments

:: Glyphs: tutorials, detail checksheet
:: Type Systems :: The Letter Model
:: Type Systems: The Modular: the modular part one | part two | part three |
:: The Stencil Letterform
:: The Rationalization of the Letter: Romain Du Roi
:: The Ampersand
:: Revival Type
:: Numbers and Symbols
:: Matching Personalites: create a bestoke set of letters for a Gameshow or Cartoon
:: Final Font
:: Promotional Experience

:: Sketching :: Type Cooker
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Spring HALLMARK 2020
January 23 | Reed Hansuld
February 6 | Brad Lacey
February 20 | TBA
March 5 | Jeremy Spears
March 26 | Lissa Rivera
April 16 | Bon Ku
April 30 | Bil Donovan

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thinking about purchasing glyphs? fill this out first for the code to pay the student rate $150. https://glyphsapp.com/buy/discount request a student license.

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CLASS CALENDAR

JANUARY
1/22: First Day of Class: Homework see The Letter Model
1/27: Typographic Stystem, Letter Model
1/29: meet in 200A lab. Intro to Glyphs tutorial. Letter Model

FEBRUARY
2/03:
Letter Model
2/05: Letter Model Due. Intro to Romain Du Roi
2/10: Romain Du Roi
2/12: Romain Du Roi
2/17: Romain Du Roi Due: Intro The Ampersand Read and sketch the basic forms of the Ampersand.
2/19: Romain Du Roi Variable letters due. Ampersand play in-class.
2/24: The Ampersand
2/26: The Ampersand Due. intro to the Revival.

MARCH
3/02:
Revival
3/04: Revival

3/09 - 12 : ! : S P R I N G B R E A K : ! :
3/16: Revival + numbers punctuation
3/18:
Revival
3/23:
Revival Due. Intro to Final Font and Promotional Experience.
3/25:

3/30
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APRIL
4/01:
Present Caps or lowercase (as a pdf to the class)
4/06: Present prmotional ideas (physical mock-ups and pdf presentation)
4/08:
4/13: Present Caps or lowercase.
4/15:
4/20: Present Process. Drafts of fonts on google drive
4/22:
4/27:
4/29: Fonts due (only kerning left to due)

MAY
5/04:

5/06:

FINAL Friday, May 15

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@365typefaces: starts December 15
365type challenge consists in designing an alphabet composed by upper and lower case letters on a concept that will be announced on December the 15th. If you like the idea of designing a typeface — do it! Happy to help you if you want feedback. Check the instagram @365typefaces

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National Student Show
https://nationalstudentshow.com/
(Dallas) has a Type Design Category so take advantage
Think about maybe 2 11 x 17 sheets to show it off — happy to help if you want
Deadline is end of Feb

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Typographic Hill Competition
Deadline March 31
http://www.hiiibrand.com/userfiles/The%205th%20Hiii%20Typography_Application%20Guideline.pdf

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I think you are worthy and I have seen the work that has been accepted I think you have a chance…
Communication Arts is close for this year but NEXT year.

Next year the Type Directors Club
https://enter.tdc.org/competition/#
*they have both type and graphic design categories you have it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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