This is a gallery of work, completed under my direction, by my students at BYU-Idaho.
The first project of the semester teaches the concept of seeing type as shape. They are asked to complete a composition using only type shapes. Using Neue Haas Grotesk and Garamond, they are to study the type anatomy and use their knowledge of design principle to create an interesting, abstract piece of art.
The second project of the semester takes the student's newfound knowledge of "type as shape" and applies it to the creation of a typographic monogram. The students are then asked to create a cohesive stationery set based on that monogram. They are to study the shapes on the pages and the texture within.
The third project builds upon the second by asking the students to create a large poster based on a long list of their choice. The poster must be primarily typographic and they must study the shapes on the page as well as the texture and typographic hierarchy.
The fourth project of the semester asks the students to create a website with strong typographic hierarchy. The header of the website uses the idea of space and meaning and sets the simple grid for the website.
The fifth project of the semester is meant to be the capstone project. The students take all that they have learned about shape, texture and hierarchy and apply it to the creation of a 12-page typographic booklet. The newest skills learned through this project are the use of a grid and good pacing. The cover uses the idea of typographic space and meaning to communicate the concept of the book. The concept is then carried through the rest of the booklet using thoughtful typography and form.