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Typeface Design 2
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: GDES 3B03 Typeface Design 1
With new applications for type design, from computer screens to text messaging, the need for new and more effective typefaces has never been greater. Building on the basics learned in Typeface Design 1, students will develop a typeface character set of text or display type. Students will establish their own design criteria based on extensive research and in consultation with their faculty. Emphasis is placed on the effectiveness of the design based on the defined user and specific application, on production issues, media applications, family development, output resolution, spacing/kerning and OpenType programming.
Notes: Under exceptional circumstances, the prerequisite may be waived with permission from the Chair of the appropriate area.
Course was last updated May 24, 2006 - 11:44 AM