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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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Spring HALLMARK 2020
January 23 | Reed Hansuld
February 6 | Brad Lacey
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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Moving on-line! Hello all we are doing it! Moving on-line It is going to be a bit awkward but I am confident we will figure it out and you will get the feedback and attention that you want/need. We will be a bit fluid at the beginning to figure out what is due for the semester. Please note: If you or a loved one gets sick and you have to miss class don't worry it won't effect your grade. We will continue to have class at our MW 2:30 time lets start that way on Monday March 23. Zoom link https://kansas.zoom.us/j/757970426. Please try and make it to class. Just send me an email if you can't.

To prepare for class... please have your most recent Glyphs file up on the Google drive by 2:00 so I can pull them down to open and share. Also if you could have the file open on your screen -- it will make it easy for you to share your screen. :)

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CLASS CALENDAR

JANUARY
1/22: First Day of Class: Homework see The Letter Model
1/27: Typographic System, 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: zoom link https://kansas.zoom.us/j/757970426
3/04: Revival

3/09 - 20 : ! : S P R I N G B R E A K : ! : + extended break

3/23: Revival
3/25:
Revival + numbers (punctuation ! ? @ & * . , " optional: you do not have to do punc)
3/30
: Revival Intro to Final Font and Promotional Experience.

APRIL
4/01:
Revival Due. AND Present what you are going to do for your Final Font
4/06: Present Caps or lowercase (as a pdf to the class)
4/08: Present promotional ideas (needs visuals)
4/13:
4/15:
4/20: Present Caps or lowercase.
4/22:
4/27:
4/29:

MAY
5/04:
Fonts due (only kerning left to due)
5/06:

FINAL May xxx: lets find a happy hour time that you are all free and do a final show and tell. Will get this sorted out closer to the date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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