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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

CDGD353 Type Design 3 cr.


This introductory elective course for junior and senior graphic design majors explores the drawing and spacing of collections of digital letterforms. Students will develop original typeface designs with the goal of enhancing their sensitivity to the shapes and uses of letters within print and electronic media. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing better insight into the history and classification of typefaces through the exploration of the influence that traditional and digital design tools have had as shapers of form. Projects will include designing typefaces in response to particular design challenges, the creation of expressive and decorative letterforms, and the consideration of the possibilities within on-screen dynamic typography.

Prerequisites: CDGD210 Typography I

Critique
Departmental Elective