Exercise: Hierarchy

Listings Magazine Research     Result Comments, Description and Process written directly in to the article. Exercise Hierarchy   Computer Magazine Research     Result Comments, Description and Process written directly in to the article. Exposé     Book Review Research   Result Comments, Description and Process written directly in to the article.   Exercise…

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Research Point / Magazines and Layout

Brief: If you haven’t already, now is the time to collect as many newspapers, newsletters, magazines and brochures as you can. Start by going through them and dividing them into the ones that immediately look easy to read and those that don’t. Is this due to the typefaces used, the way the type is laid out…

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Exercise: If the face fits

Being able to quickly find a matching font using filters for „Decorative“, „Serif“, “Sans Serif“ and even the width of a Font is very important to me. I, therefore, have my font library already organized and use the Tool „RightFont“ to identify and navigate the collections. Here’s an overview how it works. Brief Now identify…

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Exercise: A typographic jigsaw puzzle

I’ve decided to take the word “puzzle” literally and cutout the different elements after scannning the master page. I’m doing this without looking at the Baskerville typface assembled.     Using  the below guidance, i started the puzzle by defining my x-height using the lower case “e”. The lowecase “l” helped me in finding my ascender line.…

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Exercise: Playing with words

Brief Using the following words create typographical representations that present both the word and a suggestion of its meaning. Sad Safe Sardonic Saucy Scholarly Serious Sinking Skimpy Shadow Sleek Speed Swagger Shattered Snowy Squeeze Shy Sodden Stiff Short Silly Soothing Smart Squat Sweet Sordid Sophisticated Stodgy Stoned Style Supine Start this exercise by working on…

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Assignment three: Colour me…

The Brief To produce a poster (297mm x 420mm) that celebrates a colour of your choice. Choose a Choose a colour that has a meaning that you want to explore and celebrate. Think about what the colour you have chosen means both to you and to other people and create something that celebrates that meaning,…

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Exercise: Abstract cities

Create a series of 10 abstract designs in which you balance blocks of subordinate, dominant and accent colours. These designs are going to be used as covers for guidebooks to the following cities: Madrid Malmo Managua Manchester Manhattan Marrakech Marseilles Melbourne Montreal Mumbai The books are going to be A5 landscape (210mm x148mm) size. You…

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Exercise: Understanding colour

This is an important lesson for designers when picking a colour palette to work with: use bright colours but balance them against more subtle colours. It will also help you become better acquainted with your image manipulation or DTP software – identifying where your colour swatches are, how to select them and how you blend…

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