Final review with guest critic Marek Nedelka, don't forget to sign up.
Enjoy the winter break!
Lunch break: ~13:00
Workshop: number, shape, color and size (or, In-class exercise: Dear Reader Infographic)
1. Typography awareness: Collect 5-10 pieces of typography that you encounter in daily life, it could be from books, vendor signs, traffic signs, plates... Take pictures, and try finding the source type for your found typography, find out who is the type designer, which year the typeface is made, or remade, and any relevant story around it. Prepare a presentation for 5-10 minutes. Sign up for presentation slots
2. Sketch and draft for P1, print and bring to the classroom.
3. Sign-up for weekly share plan: sign-up for your designer and date
- All class discussion: Pin-up and review P1
- Weekly share
Lunch break ~13:00
- Presentation: typography awareness.
- Adobe Illustrator tutorial
Revise your information design project. Sign up for your presentation slot.
Reading: 1) Roland Barthes, The Structuralist Activity; 2) Lyn Hejinian, The Rejection of Closure. Make your reading response here.
- All class: P1 presentation
Lunch break ~13:40
In-class reading: Whitney identity (consider a dynamic vi vs a static one, and how the dynamic system is structured, can we pinpoint that?) and The Shed guidelines (what is contained in a system? what made them come to be a system?)
Introduce Sequencing, drop your phone image here
1. Take time to collect 10 nodal points around the subject of your next project.
2. Write up you reading response for the identity readings.
3. Reading: McLuhan, The Scent of Time; Zumthor, Atmospheres, we will discuss these in the next class.
- Letter drawing: 16 letters in 16 typefaces;
- Weekly share
- Group of 3 discussion: Sequencing and reading responses
- In-class reading: Hito Steyerl, In Defense of Poor Image; Intro to Project 2, World Heritage Sites.
- Workshop: Image Composition (40min); print for critique.
- Workshop critique
- Read On Motivation
- Work time: collect 10 nodal points around the subject of your next project, arrange each of them on a 8.5 by 11 paper and bring your prints to the class next time.
Reading: Spend a minute go through the P2 readings, start with Bruno Munari and Alice Twemlow.
Nodal points review: 10 prints for review
- Buffering reading: Borges, On Exactitude in Science
- Workshop: Stretch your (digital) canvas — define 4-6 items for your VI system, finding them in sizes, material, format of display etc. To think: 1) Can you form an internal connection among the items, and how strong is this connection at current stage? 2) Does any particular item play favor for one or more nodal points that you have collected? 3) Think from both ends: the formal structure you are establishing and the content you are curating, is there anything particularly interesting, or any particular coherence that’s starting to emerge?
1. Iterate your ten nodal points for this project, rule out some outliers, increase their relevance with each other and see if you can find one thread connecting all of the points;
you are welcome to bring in form elements like symbols or other design elements found from research. Do not create anything from scratch. Sign up for 1 on 1 meetings.
2. Locate 2-3 typeface options for your identity project, look up the type foundries that we encountered from last week; Or sources from physical archive, type specimen, or references from books that are published prior to 2012.
3. Reading: Rock & Giampietro, Metaphors We Design By; Rem Koolhaas, Bigness. Write up your reading response.
1 on 1 meetings: nodal points, typefaces...
Studio time: room 225.
1. Sign up for P2 presentation on 10/25.
2. Iterate your ten nodal points again and reduce them to be five, and to be formally considered and refined.