Introduction to typography - Project 3
For the third project of the introduction of typography, I introduced a group project. The reason being was not only a great opportunity for the students to get a chance to work with a length of content but also to close the Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop apps. It was an introduction to using Adobe Indesign for the majority of the students. Being in groups forced the teams to create a resource bond to help learn the program together, similar to a small agency working on a project. The content was picked since it also the first time for many students to reading essays about graphic design.
The copy is pulled from Bruce Mau's Incomplete Manifesto for Growth. It was picked as I was introduced to it when I was in undergrad. The following photos document the outcome of two groups one poster and one book. The poster was created by three women that wanted to produce unity in the form as well as graphic shapes with the length of the text.The second group was two graphic design focused students and one printmaker that collaborated on a bound book with a set of limited rules on how to produce each page.
As an introduction for these first-year type students, a project not using the computer allows all the students to have equal footing when discussing typography. The project is both about looking at a full set of glyphs and realizing similarities as well as documenting the work.