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

email: herstow@ku.edu

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Syllabus
ADS 560: Typographic Universe

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COVID PROCEEDURES
To protect all of us, everyone must wear a mask in the classroom as required by the Protect KU Pledge and by University policy. Violations of the mask policy in classrooms are treated as academic misconduct. If you come to class without a mask, I will ask you to put one on. If you do not put on a mask when asked, you will have to leave class. Violations will be reported, and consequences will follow, up to and including suspension from the course.” Also please read: https://protect.ku.edu/personal-responsibilities

Required for Entry into Buildings
The CVKey app asks questions regarding your current state of health and your travel history. You will be required to complete the health assessment each day you plan to be on campus. If your answers meet the required health status, the app will generate a QR code for you to scan at building entrances. If your answers indicate a possible risk for COVID-19 infection, the app will direct you to contact a health care provider. If you choose not to use the CVKey app, you will be required to print off and complete a paper health assessment form each day and carry it with you while on campus.

Classroom
If you feel comfortable and want come ot cmapus, your studio is 313 Chalmers. 313 has a large tables and computers. You are allowed in the VisCom studios from 7am - 10pm. Chalmers Hall (and all campus buildings) will be closed after 10pm for cleaning. You can use the studio during, before and after class time. You are welcome to use the studio if you feel safe. There are some rules: you must be 6 feet apart, only 10 students can be in 307, 308, 312, or 313 at one time, if there are more than 10 in the room, please find a different studio. 307, 308, 312, or 313 are all reserved for VisCom students. When you enter a room please take a wipe and clean down your space before you sit down. Wash your hands often. Keep your mask on.

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John Gage Rules : https://www.robertspahr.com/teaching/john_cage_rules.pdf
Rule 1:
Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile.
Rule 2:
General duties as a student - pull everything out of your teacher; pull everything out of your fellow students.
Rule 3:
General duties as a teacher - pull everything out of your students.
Rule 4: Consider everything an experiment.
Rule 5:
Be Self Disciplined - this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.
Rule 6:
Nothing is a mistake. There is no win and no fail. There is only make.
Rule 7:
The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It is the people who do all the work all the time who eventually catch onto things.
Rule 8:
Do not try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes.
Rule 9:
Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It is lighter than you think.
Rule 10:
“We are breaking all the rules, even our own rules and how do we do that? By leaving plenty of room for X qualities.”

Helpful Hints:
Always Be Around.
Come or go to everything.
Always go to classes.
Read everything you can get your hands on.
Look at movies carefully and often.
Save everything - it may come in handy later.

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PROFESSIONALISM AND PARTICIPATION

In order to get the most out of this class and grow as a young design student, you will need to engage in the course work pro-actively with a serious attitude and a willingness to work beyond just doing what is asked. Work hard and challenge yourself, you learn by doing. Design is a very competitive profession, but it is also a very rewarding one and this course is taught with that mindset. Students are expected to work hard, every day, not just for good grades but for the growth that the work brings and the skill development that comes with it.

You will only get worthy work out of this course if you are curious, have self-initiative and dedicate time to it. What we will be doing is time consuming and time-suckling slow, sometimes frustrating and repetitive work! I hope you are ready to nerd out, be engaged, share, explore. If not please check with your advisor to find a course that is a better fit to your lifestyle.

Clear verbal skills are all important in communicating your ideas to clients and design team members. For all critiques, students are expected to come prepared to present their concepts, discuss how the form of their design supports their concept, and describe how they arrived at their ideas. Providing comment to your peers is a privilege. You will benefit from both giving and receiving feedback—you do not have to “like” another’s work, but you must provide insightful commentary in a courteous and productive manner. Students are required to turn their mobile phones to silent and refrain from surfing the web, updating your facebook page (or any social media), checking email, text messaging, etc. during class, lectures, and demos. You may use theses devices only during designated break times.

Lack of professionalism can effect lower your grade by one full letter grade. 
__ attend class on time and stay throughout the whole class period
__ prepared for every class
__ participate in classroom discussions/crits
__ maintain a positive and open-minded attitude
__ demonstrate deliberate self-disciplined and timely work habits
__ progressively strive for and achieve the highest standards of quality .

ONLINE CLASSES / ZOOM
In studio classes please have your video on and your audio muted. The video feed must be turned on during studio classes. If you have a reason why you can’t turn on your video for a studio please discuss it with your professor before class starts.

Please attend class on your computer not on your phone.

You may want to use ear buds or a headset to hear better and block out any noise that maybe happening in your background.

Feel free to ask questions by turning on your audio, raising your and or post a question in the chat. If the professor misses any questions in the chat feel free to remind them to check or ask the questions by turning on the audio. The Zoom chat feature is a tool to make comments and ask questions without interrupting the speaker but be aware that your comments are public and are recorded in the minutes of the session. Be careful with using the private chat during class you could mistakenly send a message to the entire group so do not post unkind things in the chat. We can be critical of work but do not make it personal.

Treat a zoom online class as you would an in person class. Be on-time. Be prepared. Be dressed. Be aware of your background and lighting. Many will have to zoom out of the bedroom so try and make a space that is conducive to working and learning.

Lectures will be recorded. If you don’t see the recording light on feel free to remind the professor to record

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SLACK REQUIRED...
For class we will use this website, slack, goole drive and zoom. If you are not familiar with slack read this and download the app to get started. It is free. Channel for each of you. You will upload your homework to your channel. We also have a class padlet account.

Always save your pdfs as smallest size. Only the finals need to be saved at a higher resolution. We will use a combo of slack: typeuniverse.slack.com and google drive.

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SUPPLIES (purchase anywhere you would like, Amazon, WonderFair, School Shop...)
Sketch book or pads of paper
Grid Paper
Tracing paper
Tape
White out pen (fine a pen you will need it -- a lot)
__ Various sizes of black pens from fine to something like Sharpie Twin, King, Magnum, Biggie
__ 2 pencils (you can have more but at least 2)
__ Eraser
__ triangle (can be small but 30/60/90 and 45/90 (if you only have 30/60/90 that is fine)
__ 6 inch ruler (if you have an longer one that is fine)
__ circle template (and any other ones you like)
__ Pilot Parallel Pens
(optional)
— Pencils
— Eraser
— Scissors

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

PLEASE DOWNLOAD the Glyphs Handbook and refer to it :)
PLEASE BOOKMARK: Glyphs tutorials

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RECOMMENED BOOKS (not required)

Type Design Theory
Designing Type
Visual History of Type
The Anatomy of Type
Revival Type
Reading Letters
The External Letter

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IMAGERY
It is important that you create your own imagery, or use imagery that belongs to the Public Domain, when you can’t create your own imagery make sure you attribute where you found the images -- add attribution to any Behance post you make that has imagery that you found on the internet. Do not think that just because you found it you can use it. This is not a matter of finders keepers :)

UpSplash: https://unsplash.com/images/stock/public-domain
Pixels: https://www.pexels.com/public-domain-images/
Flickr Commons: https://www.flickr.com/commons
Public Domain Review: https://publicdomainreview.org/collections
Library of Congress: oc.gov/collections/
The New York Public Library: nypl.org/research/collections/digital-collections/public-domain
The British Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/albums
National Archives: flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/albums/72157630300235950

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PROJECTS

The first half of the semester is broken up into 1 - 2 week short projects. They will introduce a bit of history, a type of process and practice –– a component of Type Design. Each short project will have a deliverable including process and a project overview document. Hand-in the finals to the class Google Drive. Each exercise is worth 10% of your final grade. The Final Font is worth 20% and the Promotional Experience is worth 20%.

*Please be collegial classmates and motivate each other to excel ever day.

We are working digitially so don't be tempted to copy and paste any letters, punctuation, numbers, symbol, etc. You can do this. You can create original glyphs. Copying is not only misconduct it is illegal. Plagiarism of any kind will result in you failing the course and could result in your not graduating.

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PROJECT EVALUATION PROCEDURE
For each project Process, Product and Craft will together make up the final grade each project.

Levels of Performance
A superior / excellent/ exceeds expectations
B very good
C satisfactory / meets expectations
D unsatisfactory / did not meet expectations
F unacceptable

To earn an "A" your process, product, participation all have to exceed expectations. An "A" is not awarded for completing the project as asked. It is not a matter of checking off the boxes. You all can earn an "A". Earn it. Be Exceptional Every Day. If you come to class prepared and do what is asked that is the minimum expected effort which equals "satisfactory" " meets expectations" = the letter "C". Remember that a "B" is very good!

LATE PROJECTS
All projects and assignments are due on the date set by the instructor. Late projects will be penalized by lowering the project grade by one full letter grade for each day that it is late. After three days, late projects will no longer be accepted. Projects are due at the start of class.

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ATTENDANCE
Students are required to attend class. Please be in class on time and remain for the entire period. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class period. Three lateŁ marks will equal one absence. A total of 3 absences will be allowed for any reason. On your 4th absence your grade will drop by one full letter grade or you maybe asked to withdraw from the course.

In the event of any absence, students are still responsible for obtaining all information and materials from the class period and completing all assignments on time. It is your sole responsibility to find out about any new work assigned during your absence.

If you are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, you should not go to any KU classroom or space. You should attend class remotely — do not go to school if you have symptoms, If you believe you have been exposed, or have been identified by health professionals as part of a contact investigation, you must isolate for 14 days.

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MEDICALLY-RELATED ABSENCES:
Because of the fast-paced, project-based nature of studio curricula, absences as the result of a medical condition will count in the same way as non-medical absences. Excessive absence for any reason, as outlined in this policy, are irreparably detrimental to a student’s ability to succeed in our studio curriculum.

Extended Illness due do Covid
If you are facing an extended COVID illness, you or someone you designate should email course-adapt@ku.edu and ZacShields@ku.edu with the email subject “Extended Illness”. The university and Zac will then notify each of the student’s instructors. You will need to follow up with each of your instructors once you’ve recovered to discuss your missed work and identify possible next steps.

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RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
If any scheduled course meeting conflicts with mandated religious observance, the student must notify the instructor prior the day of the observance that the student will be absent.

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT
Students who have a documented disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can register with the University Academic Support Center (UASC) if they would like to request accommodations. Requests for any accommodations should be filed through the UASC prior to the start of classes or very shortly thereafter. Requests for accommodations are most effective when submitted prior to beginning or immediately after beginning a class. More information regarding requests for accommodations is available at http://access.ku.edu/.

Requesting Adaptations for Entirely Online Study
Students who determine that they would prefer to complete any course that features an in-person component in an entirely online format should contact the relevant instructor(s) immediately to discuss their preference. Such students should also submit a course adaptations request at this link, which makes official record of their request with the university and officially notifies the instructor: https://studentaffairs.ku.edu/course-adaptations. Course adaptation requests can be made after the start of the semester, but should be made earlier in the semester rather than later if possible.

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THE PURPOSE OF CRITIQUE

Critique is one of the most valuable parts of a formal design education. It is also one of the most difficult aspects of the design school experience. It is a collaborative activity that takes quite a bit of time to learn — both in terms of how to give feedback, and how to accept feedback. READ: http://howtocrit.com/index.html

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PLAGIARISM
All work you hand in for this class must be made by you, over the course of this semester, exclusively for this class. All necessary and appropriate sanctions will be issued to all parties involved with plagiarizing any course work. Plagiarism is in violation with the University Senate Rules and Regulations will not be tolerated, and may result in being disqualified from the review, failing the course, suspension from the department, or expulsion from the university.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
The student conduct process exists to protect the rights of the community. The rights and privileges of the individual are components of a community. These rights are protected with vigilance equal to the enforcement of rules and procedures. When a student is unable to conform their behavior to community expectations and values the student should no longer share in the privilege of participating in this community. http://studentconduct.ku.edu/

RESPECT: Students are expected to show positive regard for each other and for the community.
COMMUNITY: Students are expected to build and enhance the University Community.
INTEGRITY: Students are expected to exemplify honesty, honor and respect for the truth in all their dealings.
RESPONSIBILITY: In relation to student rights, students are given and accept a high level of responsibility to self, to others and the

The School of Architecture and Design Policy on Misconduct
Academic misconduct by a student shall include, but not be limited to, disruption of classes; threatening an instructor or fellow student in an academic setting; giving or receiving of unauthorized aid on examinations or in the preparation of notebooks, themes, reports, or other assignments; knowingly misrepresenting the source of any academic work; unauthorized changing of grades; unauthorized use of university approvals or forging of signatures; falsification of research results; plagiarizing of another’s work; violation of regulations or ethical codes for the treatment of human and animal subjects; or otherwise acting dishonestly in research. The full policy of the School of Architecture & Design and the procedures of the Department of Design for processing allegations of academic misconduct are outlined at http://design.ku.edu/academic-misconduct-policyprocedure

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NONDISCRIMINATION

If you believe you have been the target of racism or some other form of discrimination and harassment, (COVID-19 has no nationality, no ethnicity, no race, no gender) please report the incident to Institutional Opportunity & Access at ioa@ku.edu or 785-864-6414. For additional support, you can also contact the Office of Diversity & Equity at diversity@ku.edu or 785-864-4904.

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