2nd year students research and produce printed, bound books celebrating notable typographers
Students in the second year class Survey and Principles of Typography had the opportunity to select a theme and craft a 26-page book featuring 10 typographers. Completed books were uploaded to Blurb.ca to be printed and bound, resulting in a striking finished piece for their portfolios.
As one of the final projects of the term, this project required students to leverage typographic knowledge they had gathered throughout the semester, and introduced the concept of book structure & design.
Since themes were chosen individually, a diverse and often unexpected range of subjects was selected. Some students took a more academic approach, like Graeme Duckett’s exploration of Gothic typefaces, while others chose more whimsical themes. Typographers from a specific country, such as Canada (Courtney Lamb) and Mexico (Teresa Cantu) were featured, along with those whose typefaces have been used for a particular application, such as wayfinding (Brynn Staples), fashion (Emily Huynh) and film (Isaac Mak, Alex Joukov, Nicole Shewchuk).
Survey and Principles of Typography is a course included in the second year curriculum and provides students with a thorough understanding of typography and its importance to design and communication. The principles of best typographic practice as they apply to print and digital mediums is discussed, along with the evolution of typography from the 1400’s to the present day. For additional information and program requirements see: capilanou.ca/idea/