Resident Expert
Teach us about a Typeface

Focuses on learning to identify fonts, font characteristics and type classifications. And then teaching them to us -- you become the resident expert of a Typeface. The task is to teaching the audience everything there is to learn about a specific typeface. Who designed it, when, its character, how to identify it.,,

Graphic design professionals are expected to recognize an almost infinite number of typefaces; it is essential, therefore, that one begins by learning the parts of the letter (terms), characteristics and to classify typefaces into these major historical, categories (type classifications): Old Style, Transitional, Modern, Slab Serif, Sans Serif.

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_ understand the anatomy of letterforms
_ understand history of typography
_ understand type classifications
_ explore the expressive potential of typography
_ solve communication problems within given parameters
_ methodically document relevant design inspiration and process
_ present and assess work in a visually and verbally articulate manner
_ professionally document outcomes

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Emma Gustafson

Allie Feigeles


Sally Carmichael

idea exlorationsJuila Doan


Anna Matuella

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Learning to identify typefaces,  characteristics, and type classifications. And then teaching them to us. Students become the resident expert.

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