Typography
2014-2015 - IMT1101 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The students will acquire a basic vocabulary and a basic working knowledge of typographic design - with an emphasis on book design.

Topic(s)

Graphic communication: an introduction
Copy-editing and punctuation
Hyphenation and justification
Typefaces and detail in typography
The history of type and typography
The elements of the book and its architecture
Pagination: topic structure versus artifact structure
Access structure and navigation
Page design and composition

Teaching Methods

Lectures

Teaching Methods (additional text)

Group assignments, formative-iterative assessment.

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 3 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements

The assignments must be deemed of sufficient quality in order for the student to take the exam.

Teaching Materials

  • Johansen, Eivind Arnstein. 2012.InDesign CS5: Introduksjon.Kurshefte. Gjøvik: Høgskolen i Gjøvik
  • Lund, Ole. 1991.Skriftprøver.Utdrag, 28 pp. Oslo: Brødrene Fossum
  • Rannem, Øyvin. 2005.Typografi og skrift.Oslo: Abstrakt Forlag
  • Vinje, Finn Erik. 1998.Skriveregler(7. eller nyere utgave; bokmål eller nynorsk). Oslo: Aschehoug
  • Lectures and blackboard notes

Additional information

Det gis ikke karakter på de obligatoriske gruppeprosjektene. For studenter ved Bachelor i mediedesign kan imidlertid prosjektene etter eget valg inngå i den endelige mappevurderingen (med interne og eksterne sensorer) av praktiske prosjekter ved avslutning av studiets tredje og siste år.

Aktuelle tidsskrift i HiGs bibliotek:

  • Baseline, CAP&Design, Codex, Communication Arts, Computer Arts, Computer Arts Projects, Emigre(opphørt, seks siste utgaver plassert som bok, 741.6),Eye, Grafik, Idea(plassert som bok, 741.6),Novum, Page, Print, SNDS Magazine, Språknytt, TUG-Boat, Typo­grafische Monatsblätter, Typo, Typographic, Typography Papers, Visible Language

Aktuelle årbøker i HiGs bibliotek:

  • Best of news design(tidligereBest of newspaper design,741.65),Publication Design Annual(741.6),Typography(686.224),Visuelt(741.6),Årets avissider i Norden(741.65),Årets vakreste bøker(741.6)

Aktuelle klassenummer i HiGs bibliotek:

  • 686.22– (typografisk skrift, typografi, boktypografi), 741.6– (grafisk design), 808.02– (manuskript­behandling, tegnsetting, redigerings­teknikk)

Aktuell støttelitteratur:

  • Adobe Type Library: Reference book(2004; eller nyere utgaver). Berkeley: Adobe Press / Peachpit Press
  • de Bartolo, Carolina with Erik Spiekermann (2011).Explorations in typography / mastering the art of fine typesetting: A visual textbook for intermediate to advanced typography.San Anselmo, CA: 101 Editions
  • Beier, Sofie (2012).Reading letters: Designing for legibility.Amsterdam: BIS Publishers
  • Birdsall, Derek (2004).Notes on book design.New Haven & London: Yale University Press
  • Birkvig, Henrik (2007).Birkvigs typografiske mosaik.København: Forlaget Grafisk Litteratur
  • Bringhurst, Robert (2004).The elements of typographic style.Version 3.0. Vancouver: Hartley & Marks
  • FontBook[iPad-app fra iTunes Store]
  • French, Nigel (2010).InDesign type: Professional typography with Adobe InDesign.Second edition. Berkeley: Adobe Press / Peachpit Press
  • Hellmark, Christer (1997).Bokstaven, ordet, teksten: Handbok i grafisk formgivning.Stockholm: Ordfront
  • Hochuli, Jost and Robin Kinross (1996).Designing books: Practice and theory.London: Hyphen Press
  • I love typography[http://ilovetypography.com]
  • de Jong, Stephanie & Ralf (2008).Schriftwechsel: Schrift sehen, versthen, wählen und vermitteln.Mainz: Verlag Hermann Schmidt
  • Kvern, Olav Martin, David Blatner og Bob Bringhurst (2010).Real world Adobe InDesign CS5.Berkeley: Adobe Press / Peachpit Press
  • Pohlen, Joep (2011).Letter fountain: The anatomy of type.Hong Kong: Taschen
  • Powell, Gabriel (2008).Instant InDesign: Designing templates for fast and efficient page layout.Berkeley: Adobe Press / Peachpit Press
  • Samara, Timothy (2002).Making and breaking the grid.Gloucester, Mass.: Rockport
  • Spencer, Herbert (1969).The visible word [:problems of legibility].Second edition. London: Lund Humphries
  • Typografi.no[www.typografi.no]
  • Willberg, Hans Peter (1994).Handbuch der Einbandgestaltung.Mainz: Verlag Hermann Schmidt
  • Willberg, Hans Peter & Friedrich Forssman (1997).Lesetypographie.Mainz: Verlag Hermann Schmidt