Project Title

Typemaking

College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-05-06 08:53:25

Major

Graphic Design

Honors Course

7100:499

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021

Abstract

The objective of this project is an exploration of typemaking—an analysis including the development of letterforms to the various methods in printing these forms, including the rich history behind these developments—which ultimately results in the form of communication known as graphic design. Research begins with the history of print processes and evolving typographic styles, providing a comprehensive understanding of how typography has been applied as a means of communication, and the benefits to society throughout time. The information is then applied through the digital design of letterpress type, followed by the physical production of these pieces using a range of materials. The pieces are then printed in an experimental stage to test their effectiveness, resulting in a diverse collection of prints. The purpose of this project is to be experimental and informative to the artist, as well as to fellow artists and designers in the school and community.

Research Sponsor

Robert Kelemen

First Reader

David Flynn

Second Reader

Brittyn DeWerth

Honors Faculty Advisor

Markus Vogl

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