Typography & Letterforms
Carolina Trigo
DESMA 25, Winter 2011
M/W 2-5, Lab 4220
caro@slaphq.com
jchorng@ucla.edu
Course Description

Discovering typography and exploring it, by following a step-by-step process of complexities. Being able to make clear choices and visualizing the process as a final presentation in a book. learning to work with InDesign primarily in combination with other adobe software programs. at the end of the course the student should be able to work with the software and has gained basic knowledge about (the use of) typography, being able to set up a grid, make perfect column setting, understand visual editing and the esthetics of typography.

The Circular Ruins is a fantasy short story by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. Published in el Sur in December 1940, it was included in the 1941 collection The Garden of Forking Paths, and then in the 1944 collection Ficciones. It was first translated into English in New Directions 11 (1949).

8 assignments will be handed out (and a few exercises), from simple to more complex levels. the student will make 10 designs every week. Wednesdays are used for class reviews, practical exercises on software and information on book typography. two sessions on book-binding will be included in this class.