With your selected found object (or objects) create sets and variations of letterforms and glyphs — as many as you can in the class time. Consider how you might use / misuse / adapt your found object(s) to draw, stamp, print, mark, carve, imprint, shape, bend, play, manipulate, etc.
(D) Type Choice(s)
Typeset the text of one of the readings we’ve covered so far (the choice of which text is yours). Page size is fixed (210 × 280mm), but the number of pages is up to you / dependent on the content. Pay particular attention to your choice / selection of typeface(s) for this piece, and when you present articulate the rationale behind these choices on a formal, conceptual and contextual level. → *resource* Online OCR Converter → *materials* Typefaces to Share
(E) Typography & Labour
Typeset the full text of J. Dakota Brown’s ‘Typography, Automation, and the Division of Labor: A Brief History’. Page size is fixed (140 × 216mm), and you may only use 2 colours max. Typeface(s), structure, page count, etc. are up to you. Try to pay particular attention to typographic detail and refinement, and specifically the incorporation of footnotes (and plates / image if you choose to include these). To give you more time to work on this exercise, we won’t meet back on Zoom today — instead, make sure to upload a pdf to the Google Drive for the end of class time. → *materials* Text, Footnotes & Plates for Exercise
(F) Ways of Reading
Typeset one of the assigned readings for a web platform with particular consideration for the possibilities and opportunities of reading / navigating text in the screen space. The web platform could be Cargo, HTML, etc. (whatever you have access to / experience with). Work with one of the following texts: Alejandro Zambra, Erasing the Reader, Black Chalk & Co., Some Writers Can Give You Two Heartbeats (excerpts) or Danielle Aubert, File Sharing. → *materials* Readings as Text Files
(G) Sound / Voice
Choose one of the text-sound pieces listed below (from Bryony Quinn / Astrid Seme / Kurt Schwitters) and typeset the text in relation to the audio — as a score / script / transcript. Page size: 240 × 330mm, no other typographic / format restrictions.
→ *materials* Bryony Quinn, A Typographic Chronicle of Stops and Starts (excerpt) *audio*, *text*
→ *materials* Astrid Seme, Het Liedeken *audio*, *text*, *image*, *info*
→ *materials* Kurt Schwitters, Ursonate (excerpt) *audio*, *text*
(H) Restriction / Obstructions
Choose from any of the class readings from this semester (ideally one which you haven’t worked with in other type exercises), and typeset this text using / misusing Google Sheets.