Typography plays a particularly essential role in contemporary graphic design. In this course, students are introduced to the principles governing complex and dynamic typography and their application in visual communication. The range of applications will cover the finer points of typographic relationships focusing on clarity and detail, as well more advanced issues of sequencing and composing with both type and image. Typographic form, grid systems, hierarchy and composition will be emphasized as the building blocks for a range of projects including book, logotype, information, and poster design. By focusing on these fundamentals, students create a portfolio of unique and expressive typographic compositions and gain a clear understanding of typography as a practice.
RISD degree students: This course offers 3 transfer credits with pre-approval from your department head using the “Transfer Credit Prior Approval for Major/Non Major Credit” form, found on the Registrar’s Office Forms page. Submit the signed form to the Registrar’s office and then complete the online course registration.
June 21–July 27, 2021 (no class July 5)
Mondays + Tuesdays, 10 am–1 pm ET