Graduate Student Project at Pratt Institute
As part of the Pratt Institute Graduate Communications Design program, the Typography 1 class was an introduction to the concrete and conceptual aspects of typography as a visual medium. The first part of the semester was a review of the technical requirements of typography. The second part was an exploration of the abstract compositional uses for typography, integrating hand skills and the computer as a way to render type. Historical and current forms of alphabetic communications were also explored, along with the relationship to modern image-based communications.
This book was the final assignment, and incorporates the steps taken in the process of composition exploration, while the book format functions as an introduction to the complexities of editorial design.