This course covers the fundamentals of typography, its theory, practice, technology, and history. Students will learn about the communication and structural aspects of typography and experiment with expressive means of using type to enhance meaning. Building on basic skills they will work on practical applications of advanced typographic design/systems as well as do a research project that concerns history. Students will also be introduced to traditional letterpress printing through the techniques and procedures for setting and printing metal and wood type. Experiments will result in projects such as posters, postcards, or small books.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.