Graphic Design: Florence, Signs of the City
- Instructor: Francesco Zorzi
- Department: Design
- Area: Communication Design
- Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 90
- Course Number (SRISA): CDES 3108
- Course Number (Maryville University): TBA
Cities surround us with a number of signs as wide as it is our capability to recognize, decode and use them. Cities like Florence, built upon so many layers of History and artistic and cultural milestones offer the unique occasion to expand and boost our knowledge and creativity by observing things from different points of view.
We will explore Florence to understand how the city really works and what we should be looking at. We will do this by mapping, analyzing and using elements of everyday design such as storefront signs and the remaining urban signs from throughout the epochs of the city. The material found in our explorations will be the basis of a graphic and visual design practice that every student will develop in different kinds of media, online and/or offline.