DMA 25 / LETTERFORMS & TYPOGRAPHY

Spring 2005
Professor: Rebeca Méndez / rebecam at ucla dot edu
TA: andrew hieronymi / ahierony at ucla dot edu

Office hours: (by appointment only)
Rebeca: Thursdays 12-1 pm - Office 228J and 228K
Andrew: Tuesdays 5-6 pm - Kinross South S128

Tu & Thu 2-5 pm
Kinross South S128
Office 228J and 228K

News
Alter Ego: Self-Initiated Work by CalArts Design Alumni, Students, and Faculty, May 17-20
DesignInquiry - working symposium June 11-17, Portland, Maine
Milton Glaser lecture at Art Center on Thursday
This summer in San Francisco - a special two-week letterpress/design intensive
Assignments
Week 1
Class Presentation
Artists using Typography
Class Resources
Mounting your work
Grotesque MT font
Texts
Fluid Mechanics - A Rapid History of Typography
The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism
Going Public
Typography Book List
Links to Type Foundries
Hoefler & Frere-Jones Type
Emigre
Fontshop
FontFont
Adobe Type Library
House Industries
Ourtype
Linotype
Porchez Typofonderie
Type-o-tones
T26
Typotheque
 
Lecture Series
(Mondays 6-8 pm in EDA)

May 02: Marcos Novak
May 09: Sanford Kwinter
May 16: Golan Levin
May 23: Eiko Ishioka (Regents Lecturer)
Attendance
Classes will start on time at 2 pm sharp. Work has to be up on the wall. If you are 15 minutes late you will be marked tardy. Every tardy is a half grade point down on your final grade. If you are later than 15 min. you'll be marked absent. Every (unexcused) absence is 1 full grade point down. Three unexcused absences result in failed class.
Grades
Each class you will be evaluated on the following:

60% design
20% presentation
20% class participation

Your final grade is the average of all grades in combination with your attendance records.
Other
Turn off cellphones.
No food in class, drinks ok.
Ask questions, make comments, contribute to reviews! Learn more from your peers.
This is a team effort.
Clean and precise printouts and a good verbal presentation are important factors in every project.