Monday, March 28, 2011
Okay so I figured I'd check another and Caslon is a shambles. So now I've corrected the settings and I'm trying again, this time it should not screw this up much more.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I've been thinking a lot about my poster project an still haven't been able to get in contact with the Cycling club so I'm just going to make an outline my self. So lets start with a mission statement and some core values.
KU Cycling Club: To promote Cycling, awareness and a healthy social atmosphere for those that are interested in the sport of cycling. These goals will be accomplished through social rides, educational seminars and participation in local and regional races.
Bi-weekly social rides beginning at Strong Hall on Fridays at 5:30pm(baring weather)(10 miles)
Weekly training rides for the more competitive on Sundays at 10am starting at the Ambler Recreation center(20 miles)
Monthly maintenance and informational meetings 2nd Fridays at the Ambler Recreation Center Bike Shop at 4:30pm.
Associated word list:
Healthy, Competitive, Social, Fit, Bikes, Roads, Races, Friends, Sunshine, The Hill, KU, Jayhawk, Groups, Parts, Eduction, Chains, Gears, Spandex, Locks, Maintenance, New Friends, Sunshine, Stronger, Miles, Tires, Spokes, Tools, Boys, Girls, Helmets, Pumps
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Whew I feel like I need to take a deep breath before I begin this one.
What are the advantages of a multiple column grid.? It gives you the freedom to use a variety of type and typographic color in an organized and easy to follow rhythm. I would compare it to the use of a modular grid in that it helps establish a system of organization that is implicit with out having to be explicit.
How many characters is optimal for a line length? words per line? 40-50 characters
Why is the baseline grid used in design? The baseline grid establishes an ordered system that is uniform though out the layout unifying multiple sizes of type.
What is a typographic river? The gaps that are formed when you set your paragraphs to justify. The program is trying to uniformly space the words and in doing so will create larger gaps at time and on consecutive like of text. So a river would be the negative space created when justifying text.
From the readings what does clothesline or flow line mean? The line across that defines where the text(paragraphs) will hang.
How can you incorporate white space into your designs? Connecting the text together, varying alignment and adjusting column and type size also utilizing the grid.
What is type color/texture mean? Bold, weight, size, tracking leading or just about any other modification to the spacing or density of the type.
What is x-height, how does it effect type color? X height is the maximum medium height of lowercase characters in a font. The shorter the x height the stockier the look of the type and the taller is more condensed.
In justification or H&J terms what do the numbers: minimum, optimum, maximum mean?
What are some ways to indicate a new paragraph. Are there any rules? Size of the indent, don't indent after spacing
What are some things to look out for when hyphenating text. Have more than 2 letter before or after the hyphen, or words that are too short or peoples names or places.
What is a ligature? An abbreviation of letter forms that improves the readability of the text such as fi.
What does CMYK and RGB mean? First is process or subtractive colors and the second and the second are screen or additive colors.
What does hanging punctuation mean? The punctuation is outside the area of the type suche as quotation marks, using this ensures all the type lines up without interruption.
What is the difference between a foot mark and an apostrophe? A foot mark indicates measurement and apostrophe indicates contractions of plurals.
What is the difference between an inch mark and a quote mark (smart quote)? Similar to the difference between the foot mark and the apostrophe visually only double.
What is a hyphen, en dash and em dashes, what are the differences and when are they used. hyphens are used for hyphenation, en dashes are longer and used for between dates and breaks of train of thought in place of parenthesis ,em dashes are the same width as the capital M and denote a long pause or quote.
I just posted 3 entries to GD 1 blog and I didn't mean to but hey thats not a big deal copy and paste and delete and it's all better right? Yeah for the most part it is. Now one of the things that worries me is that is says VISC 314 and I thought it was 304 and as minor of an issue that might be it is a sign of my own trouble reading numbers and I'm not keen on that getting in my way right now.
So reading this for me was pretty awesome maybe more because I do a lot of these things already and it's gratifying to know some one else does the same thing. Mau seems to be a pretty colorful guy, leaving school early to design and then working for Pentagram in London and then starting his own design firm and during all of this he helped develop and define a modern form of design. I'd have a drink with hm.
I think I want to make mistakes faster and I'm not going to enter any Design competitions, yeah I know thats 2 things but I figure I owe a second one on account I should have had this up last week(I think). These last 2 projects I've worked on this semester felt kinda stagnant and I feel like I need to be producing more shit. I need to just turn things out even if they aren't good just to see what I can milk out of my head. All of that kinda related to other things Mau said as well.
Stefan Sagemeister has done a great job defining and then redefining some of these terms and ideas. I enjoyed the section on Bad design + good cause = good sometimes we want to avoid cliche even if it is the best decision if it helps the viewer.
He also quotes from one of Chip Kidd's books calling Uncle Sam commercial art and the flag as graphic design, clarifying that comercial art sells you something and graphic design gives you ideas.
The more I read the mor eI recognized names.