Typography / Layout Design
During the spring 2018 semester, I took Typography 1 with John
Kane. One of the first projects we did, a study of different
typefaces, is pictured to the right. We were instructed to look at 5
typefaces of different styles, find aspects of the typeface that makes
it unique, and piece them together in a mosaic-like layout. This was
the first time I had really investigated different typefaces and what
sets them apart, so it was a very interesting assignment.
The main assignment of the semester was a project in which we had to typeset both a book and a play. I chose to typeset The Scarlet Letter and Hamlet. We also designed the covers and sent them to Blurb to have them professionally printed. Although it took many iterations of each of the spreads, I learned a lot about how to format text and the importance of easy readability.