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English/IMS 224, January 29th, 2013

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English/IMS 224, January 29th, 2013

  1. 1. Today1) Icebreaker2) Some videos on typography3) So where do we find cool stuff?4) Some work time5) Homework
  2. 2. Icebreaker1) Name2) What’s your favorite font?
  3. 3. Video a go-goThe following few slides contain some videosabout typography then transition into somethingcalled “Kinetic” typography (or type that moves).Let’s see how badly alt-tabbing kills today’sPPT. :)
  4. 4. How to get nifty fontsYou might notice that most computers– even theones here in the super-slick design-minded labs–don’t have a huge selection of fonts.This can put you at a disadvantage as a creator.But not to worry. Fonts are out there.Let me show you a few cool places to visit.
  5. 5. And, of course, there’s always GoogleOne of the things you will hear me say from now untilthe end of semester is “Don’t forget about Google.”Obviously you can’t just type in www.google.com andexpect everything to fall into place, but if you are savvyabout how you search, both resources you need andtutorial information you crave is right out there incyberspace to be plucked up and used.Don’t hesitate to do that. Collective knowledge is useful.
  6. 6. Let’s play a littleWith our remaining time in class, open Photoshop andplay around a bit. I know we came to the class withdifferent levels of experience, so as you have questionsabout Photoshop, ask me or ask your classmates.Let’s see if we can’t get off to a start here.
  7. 7. RememberYour focal topic proposals are due tomorrow.I will be responding to those on Saturday (and Sunday, ifSaturday happens to get busy on me). On Tuesday, wewill begin our research blogs based on our topics (andI’ll go over the research blog expectations).
  8. 8. Also for Tuesday:Read for class: Chapters 1-5 on Contrast,Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity (aka theCRAP principles) in Robin Williams’ The Non-Designer’s Design Bookhttp://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/9780321563088?tocview=trueRemember your Rhetorical Analysis 2 is due onTuesday as well.

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