Typography

Year
1
Academic year
2013-2014
Code
01007566
Subject Area
Audio-visuals and Media Production
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
4.0
Type
Compulsory
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

To recognise history of design main periods; reading and writing skills.

Teaching Methods

Theorectical classes.

Practical classes based on several exercices.

Learning Outcomes

The course is organized around the understanding of word and text roles in the production of visual communication. Learning the basic typography principles, we try to give students the skills to recognize and select the diversity of font families and its adequacy to different media and contexts.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

1. Typography in historical context

2. Typography and communication

3. Typographic anatomy

4. Digital fonts

5. Layout and typesetting

6. Legibility and readability

Head Lecturer(s)

João Manuel Frade Belo Bicker

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Exam: 50.0%
Resolution Problems: 50.0%

Bibliography

Bringhurst, Robert, 2005, Elementos do Estilo Tipográfico, São Paulo: CosacNaify.

Cullen, Kristin, 2012, Design Elements: Typography Fundamentals, Beverly, Mass: Rockport.

Frutiger, Adrian, 2002, En torno a la tipografia,Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili.

Jury, David, 2002, About face, Reviving the rules of typography,Mies: Rotovision.

Jury, David, 2007, O que é a Tipografia,Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili.

Kane, John, 2002, A Type Primer, London: Lawrence King.

Kinross, Robin, 2004, Modern typography, London: Hyphen Press.

Lupton, Ellen, 2006, Pensar com Tipos, São Paulo: CosacNaify.

Spiekermann, Erik & E. M. Ginger, 1993, Stop Stealing Sheep, Mountain View: Adobe Press.

http://www.papress.com/thinkingwithtype/

http://typographica.org/

http://ilovetypography.com/

http://www.typophile.com/

http://tipografos.net/

www.microsoft.com/Typography/

http://www.ministryoftype.co.uk/

http://www.unostiposduros.com/

http://typesites.com/

http://www.typographer.org/

http://www.webtypography.net/