(Dates and projects are subject to change)
WEEK 01 _August 27_______________________________________________
Supplies, Books, Due dates, Online communication,
In-class practices, Assignments/Projects, written exams, Presentation, Final, ...
Review Syllabus, Office hours, Presentation date, ...
Review on Basic Elements of 2D Design:
Point, Line, Shape, Texture, Value, Color, …
Review on 2D Design Principles:
Unity, Balance, Rhythm, ...
Next Due: Hand-warming Practice by Saturday 11:59pm
Introducing Binder Project [Brief]
Presentation - Reading chapters [Brief]
WEEK 02 _Sep 03_______________________________________________
Labor Day - Campus Closed
WEEK 03 _Sep 10_______________________________________________
Online questionnaire >> [Here]
Hand-warming exercise review
History (short vimeo)
4 Initial sketches on Exercise 1 - Select 2 to develop in digital format
Continue on History/Categories/Anatomy
Introducing Project 0: [Modular Alphabet]
Prj 0 due date: Sep 17th. (Character sets / Upper OR Lower)
Illustrator 11"x17"/ Landscape / 150dpi / 0.5" margin
Use your design in 2 different words as example
Read: Type Anatomy
Visit: Modulartype on tumblr
Upload 1 (or 2) photo(s) for your modular geometry typeface that you made in class.
By the end of today.
WEEK 04 _Sep 17_______________________________________________
Did you check Type Anatomy Poster?
Project 0 > Review uploaded works
Exercise > Review uploaded works
Tips for white shapes over black shapes!
Practice file [Here]
Introducing Project 1, Morticed Character [Here]
Fit your character into your grid.
WEEK 05 _Sep 24_______________________________________________
Project 1- Morticed character (Sketches and final ) - Review
Size / Measurement ( Picas, Points,...)
Introducing Project 2, Words (Illustrated / Substitution) [Here]
Pick your words
Create your list before sketching
WEEK 06 _Oct 01_______________________________________________
Review Project 2 and upload your final result.
Leave your prints on my desk.
Legibility and Readability
Exercise 2 [Here]
Upload your first draft by the end of today:
as pdf file including all 9 artboards even some might be empty.
Finish Art Week exercise by next week and upload it as pdf.
WEEK 07 _Oct 08_______________________________________________
Nex tweek: Midterm Quiz
Introducing Project 3 [Here]
Upload what typeface you will have in your pair.
WEEK 08 _Oct 15_______________________________________________
Introducing Project 4 - Type Specimen
Download the brief and the list from Titanium
By the end of class:
Upload 2 sketch (Hand-drawn or Digital) for your type specimen
Upload your History/Research
WEEK 09 _Oct 22_______________________________________________
Project 4 / Type Specimen
GRID Part 1
Grid in InDesign
Exercise 3 [Here]
12 columns grid magazine examples [Here]
Upload your 4 layouts by the end of class time. (Oct 22nd.)
You will upload another 8 layouts before our next class. (Oct 29th.)
Make sure: your files Include an extra page after each layout to
show how you used the grid with 50 percent gray rectangles.
A good online resource for grid: The Grid System > [Here]
A great Open Source Textbook by OpenTextBC: Graphic Design Principles > [Here]
Check out > Chapter 3. Design Elements, Design Principles, and Compositional Organization > 3.4 Organizational Principles
WEEK 10 _Oct 29_______________________________________________
Exercise 3: 8 Layouts
GRID Part 2
Amazing Fullerton Working Files [Here]
WEEK 11 _Nov 05_______________________________________________
Introducing Project 4 [Here]
- Clear use of grids (Columns* and Guides)
- Correct size and measurement
- Display accurate margins (all 4 sides)
- Clear identification of type choices (Title and other display)
- Accurate position of header and footer
- Clear position of page numbers
* Due to the small size of the booklet, 6 columns can be use for each page.
WEEK 12 _Nov 12_______________________________________________
Veterans Day - Campus Closed
WEEK 13 _Nov 19_______________________________________________
Booklet sketches due
(Only sketches that meet the requirements will be accepted)
2 sketches will be selected for digital version.
Your feedback [Here]
Please upload scans or photos of your sketch (in acceptable quality / with no shadows or background / in correct orientation) to Titanium.
Make sure all sketches are numbered as you had on the wall.
WEEK 14 _Nov 26_______________________________________________
2 Digital draft due
Upload your 2 digital drafts as 1 .zip file following the order:
1. Make a package for each file separately.
2. Make one zip file by combining 2 package folders.
3. Upload the zip file to Titanium.
Creating TOC using Paragraph Style
TOC Practice 1 - Working file [Here]
TOC Practice 2 - Working file [Here]
WEEK 15 _Dec 03_______________________________________________
Booklet draft print due
Cover / Back cover
Booklet final touch
Download 2 additional pages | Project 4 [Here]
Guide for French fold [Here]
WEEK 16 _Dec 10_______________________________________________
Booklet final Print Due
Review for Final
WEEK 17 _Dec 17_______________________________________________
Pick up the projects