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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 20, 2018
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CDGD214 Lettering in Design 3 cr

The first component of the course involves the
use of both cursive and spontaneous writing and
letterforms as a basis for establishing an
indissoluble relationship of text and image. The
energy and vitality of words and lyrics used in
poetry and music is linked to their conceptual
development of graphic imagery as appropriate to
contemporary society, communication modes and
language usage. A familiar personal writing
alphabet will be created and exercised as a
starting skill later conjoined with brushed
letterforms to establish East-West cultural
letterforms analysis and contrast. The second
component of the course involves the design of
experimental abstract letterforms through drawing
and design exercises using hand media to explore
extensions and graphic elaborations of existing
fonts with the intent of using them for specific
visual communication problems.

Prerequisites: CDGD210

Departmental Elective