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					Intro to Typography Unit
History of Typography/Typographers/Using Illustrator to Design
with Type
ASSIGNMENT FLOWCHART SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Typography 1 – Typographical Illustration
Respect – Street Banner Art

Assignment:
Every year the Art Department will focus on one of the Character
Traits from The Beverly Way. “Respect” is our theme this year and
the end product is a Street Banner.

You begin by learning about the History of Typography,
20thCentury Typographers and
Parts of Characters. Illustrator Technical skills using Type Tools &
Pathfinder. You’ll learn all about the Character Palate in Adobe
Illustrator as well. We’ll review other Typographical Illustrations
and analyze their compositions.

•Remember to include a focal point. Your design could be symmetrical
or asymmetrical. Formal or Radial – but must be Portrait
Orientation.
• Look through the color books and Choose a pleasing 4-color scheme.
• Watch out for a cluttered design – (no visual traffic jams)
• Create Unity with shapes and color, you want your eye to flow over
the composition.

Procedure:

   1)    Document Set-Up – inches; Portrait
   2)    Page Set-up – landscape; US Letter (not small) Choose the 8550.
   3)    Show Rulers (“View” menu –   R)
   4)    Adjust Rulers (crossbar in left corner, drag to position)
   5)    Guidelines – drag from ruler to dimensions of assignment.
   6)    Participate in Crit with Rough.
   7)    Go to Final. Print and Mount.


 Assignment Format:
 Custom Size –
 13”x19”.

  This is called –
  Super A3
  Portrait
Illustrator Pointers:
  Orientation ONLY
• close un-necessary menus (ie. Swatches, appearances)
• open Character Menu ( T) and Pathfinder menu (Window menu)
• When finished make sure you “outline” your type (make it a path) – (Type dropdown
menu)
• Are you using the correct “selection tool”? You often need the “Direct Selection
Tool” (white arrow) to enable certain functions.
 Composition Pointers:
 •Remember to include a focal point. Your design could be symmetrical or
 asymmetrical. Formal or Radial.
 • Look through the color books and Choose a pleasing 4-color scheme.
 • Watch out for a cluttered design – (no visual traffic jams)
 • Create Unity with shapes and color, you want your eye to flow over the
 composition.

                                                    Name:

 Typographical Illustration – Banner Art
 Criteria, Assignment Point Sheet and Schedule.

•13” x 19” innovative and creative Typographical Illustration appropriate
for a Street
Bannerl.
• Appealing Design Layout indicates knowledge of principles of design, to
include: implied line, with color theory, texture and a Focal Point.
•A minimum of 4 Colors each chosen from color books/exhibiting effective
contrast.
• Craftsmanship (proper set up in Illustrator; uses precision tools).
• The Overall effect or impact of the mural design attracts and engages
viewer’s
attention while exhibiting freshness or originality.




Assignment(s)                    DATES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY                  Point
     Due
                                                                   Value
       Date

Introduction &          Anticipation/Reaction Guide                          √off
     Jan. 7

Typography History Group Reading –Question H.O.                      15             Jan
8

DVD viewing – Documentary – “Helvetica”               w/ handout             20
     Jan. 9/10

Webquest – What is “OpenType”? What is it’s significance according
To H&f-J + 3 other interesting findings! 1 short paragraph – typed.                 30
     Jan. 11
www.typography.com

Illustrator Type Tools Skill-building Exercise. Create Type Hand-out 15
 This Jan. 14
      assignment fosters growth in many of the California State Standards to
Demo
 include:

 2.1 – Three a visual arts problem that Small Group Crit effective use
Develop Solve (3) Respect Banner roughs  involves the      variation 25
Jan. 18           of the elements of art
  and principles of design.
 d.Joseph                                                            12/26/2011
  2.2 – Prepare a portfolio of
Final Respect Banner , Mount and original two and three- dimensional
 Typography1_typographicalIllustration_Banner Art
                                  self evaluation              125
     Jan. 22      artworks that reflect
 refined craftsmanship and technical skills.

				
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