Instructor: Annie Cicale
Description: Book artists are usually concerned with the relationship of word and image in their work. Learning the basics of typography and page design are essential to elevating the book from a dashed off to a piece where the design supports the concept. We will work with your handwriting to develop expressive textures, hand lettering with a slowed down print script, and if desired, some formal calligraphy. The basics of typography will be reviewed, and some of these can be used to make polymer plates for editions of a book. Page design will be introduced as well, with analyses of various grid systems in their historical context as well as in contemporary design. We’ll put all this together with broadsides or books, one-offs or editions, and discuss how the design of the textural parts of your work can be used to support your ideas.
2013_Mar 20-Apr 24 Text & Texture
- March 20, 27 & April 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013
- Wednesday evenings, 6-9 pm (6 weeks)