Week 11 – The week of March 12th – 16th: Presentations

You will be presenting your folding dummy, your 30 second song sound byte and your PDF file on the over head projector to the class.

Hand in your folding dummy and drop your PDF file into my drop folder.


Happy Spring! Have a great break!

Spring break homework:

Inspired by this blog: http://100daysoffonts.com/
I would like you to create a small typographic quote a day, for 7 days. You may create or choose a small quotable phrase and design a 2 typeface combination (from 2 different classifications, e.g. old style and sans serif, sans serif and script, slab serif and sans serif, transitional and slab serif, you get the idea). Make a PDF file of your 7 day typeface combinations and bring in your combinations to the first day of class. We'll have a show & share on the first day.


Please purchase Kimberly Elam's book: Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type
and the following items to the first Type 2 class next quarter:

– Your Elam book

– Tracing paper

– Ruler

– Pencil

– Colored pencils or colored markers or colored crayons

– An issue of your favorite magazine (if you don't have a favorite magazine, you can check out magazines from the public library or I can let you borrow one from the variety of magazines we have on hand at school.)


Recommended Grid Books:

Grid Systems in Graphic Design: A Visual Communication Manual for Graphic Designers, Typographers and Three Dimensional Designers by Josef Müller-Brockmann

Layout Workbook A Real-World Guide To Building Pages In Graphic Design Layout Workbook by Kristen Cullen

Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop by Timothy Samara

Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids (Design Essentials) by Beth Tondreau

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles by Amy Graver



















Type History & Type Classifications (pdf)

Creative Brief Lecture (pdf)

Modifying Type Lecture (pdf)

Letter Spacing (pdf)

Measurements (pdf)

Punctuation (pdf)

General Overview: Choosing Typefaces (pdf)

A Closer Inspection: Choosing Typefaces (pdf)

Subtle Details: Font Combinations (pdf)

Practical Advice for Chosing Typefaces (pdf)



Type Classification (pdf)

Letter Anatomy Cheat Sheet (pdf)

Letters Anatomy Definitions (pdf)

Drawing Letters (pdf)

Identifying Type (pdf)

Classic Serifs (pdf)

Classic San Serifs (pdf)


Creative Brief Template (pdf)

Creative Brief/Design Brief (pdfs)

Creative Brief AIGA sample (pdf)

Venn Diagram (pdf)

Brainstorming Techniques (pdf)

Style/Concept Board Template (.indt file)

50 sketches (pdf)


Elements of an identity dissected...

How to choose typography for a brand...


Designing Type (book)

Type: A Visual History (book)


Spacing (pdf)

Kerning/Leading Key Commands (pdf)


Setting up typographic space–Indesign (pdf)

Common Ad Sizes (pdf)


19 Top Fonts in 19 Top Combinations (pdf)

Font Combinations (pdf)


34 Typographic Sins (pdf)



American Alphabet


Typography that works: Ellen Lupton

Mood Boards: Dressing for different...

Logo Lounge

60 Minimal Logo Designs


Type design trends

Typewolf recommendations

Stunning font trends of 2017

Type trends for web design


Under Consideration

Wordmark (view your loaded fonts)

What the font



CounterSpace Type Timeline

Garamond Variety 1

Garamond Variety 2

How to Spot Arial


Typeface Design Resources & Tutorials

List of type designers

Early Typographers

8 famous fonts and the designer who made them



Alex Trochut

Jon Contino

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische and Erik Marinovich —
Title Case Video

Dana Tanamachi

Louise Fili

Joel Felix

Craig Ward

Simon Walker

Mary Kate McDevitt

Doyald Young Video

Erik Marinovich

Jeff Rogers

Letman: Job Wouters

Margo Chase

Margo Chase Video

Carolyn Sewell

Sebastian Lester

André Beato

There is

Design Sponge

Letter Cult

Better Letters

Hand Lettering Club




Doyald Young

Laura Worthington

Misprinted Type



Lost Type



Type Kit


Kerning Practice (site)

Shaping Type Practice (site)

InDesign Typography (Lynda.com course)


I love typography






Type Worship

80 Beautiful Typefaces...

Design is History

8 Faces

Font Police


The Font Feed

Design Boom


Brand New Classroom

Business Cards

Card Observer


Metrix Create Space Laser Cutter Specs

Metrix Create Space


The Dieline

Packaging of the World

Packaging of the World Pinterest

Lovely Package