Typography in conjunction with imagery poses a challenge for designers. This course addresses these issues through a broad mix of assignments that enable students to improve their aesthetic sensibilities and design skills. Various typefaces are investigated as functioning visual systems and design languages, each one possessing its own organization, proportion, spacing, texture and conveyed meaning. The history of writing systems is presented in daily short slide lectures as a supplement to the studio classes. Mac workstations, digital cameras, a hot-metal typeshop, bookbinding facilities, and a photo lighting studio are all available to participants. This course is open to professionals and students with introductory, intermediate or advanced levels of experience, with students assigned projects according to their specific skill levels. For additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Student laptop required with the following specifications and English language software loaded: latest version MacOS (preferred) or Windows, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Course specific requirements will be discussed and additional software downloaded during class. Students in all SIGDS courses pay for their own printing and can expect to spend $75 or more depending on the course and desired outcomes.
July 6–17, 2020
9 am–4 pm
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380