COURSE INFO

Instructor: Ingrid Lamminpää
Credits: 3, Contact Hours: 90
Dept: Digital and Graphic Design
Course Number: TBA
Prerequisites: none


COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers the fundamentals of typography, its theory, practice, technology and history. Students will learn about the communication and structural aspects of typography and experiment with expressive means of using type to enhance meaning. Building on basic skills they will work on practical applications of advanced typographic design/systems as well as do a research project that concerns history. Students will also be introduced to traditional letterpress printing through the techniques and procedures for setting and printing metal and wood type. Experiments will result in projects such as posters, postcards, or small books.
Meet the Faculty: Ingrid Lamminpää
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Ingrid Lamminpää received her Degree in Architecture in 2005 and continued her academic career in Multimedia Communication and Design, completing her Master degree a couple of years later. She currently teaches in several institutions in the city of Florence.

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