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Scheduled Dates


11/9/2019   10:00 AM  05:00 PM
11/10/2019   10:00 AM  05:00 PM


This event has ended and is no longer available for new enrollments.

Proportions

Dates: 11/9/2019 to 11/10/2019
Schedule: Sa Su 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Located in : 41 Cooper Square, 101
Instructor: John Downer


Regular Student: $485.00

This course will address matters of concern regarding character proportions, stroke weights, curve descriptions, and miscellaneous ratios in type design. To quote the late American type designer, R. Hunter Middleton: “‘Relationship’ is the most important word in type design.”

But, in order for letterforms to perform correctly, they must be spaced correctly. Drawing letters and spacing them are simultaneous activities. The voids between characters must be allowed to play a role in determining character proportions. Secrets of spacing will be laid bare, as Mr. Downer demystifies the process and explains established principles via basic exercises.

Learning, applying, and remembering special hierarchies which pertain to the discipline of type design will help novices avoid countless common mistakes. And, even though makeshift gauges and calipers may be of use, “eyeballing” will ultimately determine correctness of form and arrangement.

Required Materials

  • no. 2 Pencil
  • eraser
  • 12” ruler
  • scissors
  • 1” black artists’ tape
  • clear scotch tape
  • 1 zig memory systems brand calligraphy pen, 2 ended with 2.0 mm and 5.0 mm felt nibs black.
  • pad of 14 x 17 layout paper (or tabloid copier paper)


Additional Information

Required Materials
no. 2 Pencil
eraser
Design12” ruler
scissors
1” black artists’ tape
clear scotch tape
1 zig memory systems brand calligraphy pen, 2 ended with 2.0 mm and 5.0 mm felt nibs black.
pad of 14 x 17 layout paper (or tabloid copier paper)

Age Range:  18  -  & UP

 

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