Below are the Two Powerpoint Presentations I showed in class. Please go through each one and compile/create a set of summary notes. These need to be concise and clear ready for exam revision.
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In relations to layout you need to be able to create compositions that emphasise the following Scale, Contrast, Movement, Rhythm, Repetition, Colour, Chaos, Stability, Order, Pattern
Also understand and apply the 4 layout terms we studied: Isolated, Falling, Rising, Free Flow
Anatomy of Type : you need to be able to identify and manipulated the terms below.
Baseline, x-height, descender, Ascender, stem, crossbar, arm, bowl, leg, tail, and ear.
These tutorials will help you learn the Pen Tool in Illustrator. Practice tracing the apple logo several times until you feel confident. The key is to practice every day.
Step 1: Create a Historical timeline with visual references to developments in typography; Gather examples of type from the different 20th Century Design Movements & Also include wider cultural contexts – Asian, Islamic, Aztec, African, European and other scripts; find a variety examples of formats and purposes of visual communications such as posters, book covers and packaging; record observations of typefaces using terminology such as serif, sans serif, italic, bold, decorative, and identify their effectiveness in communicating information and ideas, when combined with images
Task: Using Illustrator you will need to manipulate a typeface from the historical timeline (Serif or San Serif) to completely change the aesthetic qualities and create a new variation(s). Get inspired from your research.
Please demonstrate changes to the following terminology: Baseline, x-height, descender, ascender, stem, crossbar, arm, bowl, leg, tail, and ear. You can use a word or an individual letter.
You may want to view the tutorial on using the Pathfinder tool:
Take time to view this clip and take notes
credit to author: Ben Barrett-Forrest