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

email: herstow@ku.edu

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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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We will be using the software Glyphs, you can download the 30 day trial, you can purchase it at the student rate.

Please follow the Request a Student License to purchase the software at the student discounted price. If you don't want to own glyphs and only want to use it for the class I can give you a code to use glyphs for the duration of the class.

RECOMMENED BOOKS (not required)
Designing Type
Visual History of Type
The Anatomy of Type
Revival Type
Reading Letters
Type Design Theory

type for type

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Class Google Drive
In the class google drive folder...Please create a folder with your name and always save your Glyphs files to that folder. I can look at them if you save them in there.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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