Graphic design / Typography

Class 66: Working with Type

We will review the following sections of Thinking With Type: Size Scale Type Classification Type Families NOTE: There will be a test in Monday’s class reviewing this, previous, and Thursday’s content. Activity Create a poster, using 5 different styles of typeface incorporating size, scale, different classes and families of type promoting the Toronto Student Film … Continue reading

Graphic design

Class 58: The Grid System In Graphic Design

Agenda: Video: Graphic Design Tutorial: Designing to a Grid (Ultraman Toronto) Handout: Grid Essentials, from Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids Opening Adobe Indesign: Preferences, document set-up, measurements, etc. ACTIVITY: As a class, we will open Indesign and explore some preliminary features focusing on document set-up and some general preferences. Once we have … Continue reading

Graphic design

Class 57: Graphic Design: Using Space

Today’s class: Reminders: Presentations are due next week Introduction to graphic design: Karen Kavett video Handout: Graphic Design glossary Handout/Discussion/Activity: Using space: white space forms trapped space Grouping: Proximity Separation Exploring Relationships on the page: Activity: Using the elements I provide, layout a tabloid-sized spread anyway you want (as long as it makes sense). Experiment … Continue reading