Today1) Icebreaker2) Some video? A plan.3) Some videos on typography4) So where do we find cool stuff?5) Some work time6) Homework
Icebreaker1) Name2) What’s your favorite magazine?
ACE: Some thoughts…As I mentioned in my email, I’ve been thinking a bit aboutthe needs that ACE has for some video media for theirwebsite/to distribute.I am interested in us producing that video. However, weneed to talk about what it would mean.
Question One: Are weinterested?We need to start at that.Are we, as a group, interested in doing videowork?
Assuming we are…Assuming we’d like to create video, I visualize us having threepotential video options.1. They NEED student testimonials. They just flat out have tohave that. I don’t know why they don’t. These wouldn’t bedifficult to produce, but one of our major considerations wouldhave to be how to design them so they are visually striking andappealing
Two2. There’s no reason why theinformation we’re compiling for theprint media couldn’t be turned into aninformational video. So… that’d besomething to do, too.
Three…3. It would be nice to show off the studentsin their classes/around campus (and toshow off campus a bit).
If we take it on…I think this could be an invaluable project,useful for the folks in ACE and educational forall of us.It would require us to jostle the schedule,though, and shift around some readings. I amtotally willing to do that, but we’d need to allnegotiate a change to the syllabus.
Type: some videos to get usstartedI want to start us out today with a few videos to give us alittle bit of a transition into talking about fonts andtypography.
Some Font FunAnd here are some fun sites we can tinkeraround with just a bit, to show you that type,like life, can be fun times.
How to get nifty fontsYou might notice that most computers– eventhe ones here in the super-slick design-mindedlabs– 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.
HomeworkFor Thursday:Read for class: Golombisky & Hagen chapter 8, “WhatTypeface Goes with That” and “Typography 101”from How to Design Cool Stuff and Chapter 8 in Lynchand HortonIn-class activity: The visual rhetoric of romance; bring inimages that convey “love” represent “romantic” in honor