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History and Evolution of Typography
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This course addresses the historic development of the typographic form from the calligraphic forms that pre-date Guttenberg's invention of movable type and letterpress to current digital typography. We consider the cultural, technological and historical contexts critical to the understanding of typography and its uses. Typographic nomenclature as it has evolved is studied with respect to anatomy of the letter, its measurement and its technological history. Through lectures, class discussion, readings and research, students will learn to analyze typography and its effectiveness in the shaping of "word pictures."
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took COMM 2B07 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Advertising, Graphic Design majors.

Priority enrolment will be lifted on Thursday July 29, 2010 (updated 2010-07-19)
Course was last updated July 19, 2010 - 1:10 PM