Ontario College of Art & Design

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Typeface Design 1
0.50 Credit(s)
The design of typefaces and the anatomy of letterforms are explored in this course. After a thorough investigation of their historical origins, students will be introduced to the structures inherent in designing new typefaces. Emphasis will be placed on the drawing fundamentals specific to the rendering of typographic form and the software skills needed for its adaptation and development. Students will be challenged by exercises and assignments using sketching pencils, broad-nib pens, steel point pens and Bezier curves in the preliminary design of new type characters.
Notes: There is a materials fee of $52 attached to this course for software.
Course was last updated August 24, 2007 - 2:23 PM