Graphic Design and Typography (Scobie)

Best Graphic Designers

Graphic Design is using, combining, and blending images and words to create messages, moods, and meanings.
Typography is a subset of graphic design that focuses on how individual letters, alphabets, and entire fonts are designed and used.


Come geek out with me about Helvetica and why it is both the best and worst typeface ever designed. Take walks to find and record examples of graphic design, and think about what’s good and bad about it. Collect images of graphic design from the web and other sources.  Try being a designer for a client. Design a logo. Design a poster that could change someone’s mind about something! Meet professional designers and learn about how they work.

  • There WILL be outside-of-class work, sometimes more, sometimes less, but if you like design, it should be mostly pretty fun. Still, learning real design is a time consuming process, so you’ll need to be willing to give some of your own time to it.
  • YES, I’m looking into getting us all access to professional design software at a very reasonable price.
  • There probably will be both individual and class projects for this class.

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