Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session


We use type on a daily basis without ever knowing much about its origins and craft. In this course we study the history and traditions of typography and their continuation into the digital domain. Weekly studio assignments will be given where students shall develop an intimate knowledge of typography and explore new directions in applications of digital technology in the context of typographic design.

Enrollment is limited to 15.

Required Text

Bringhurst, Robert. The Elements of Typographic Style. Vancouver, BC: Hartley and Marks Publishers, 2002. ISBN: 9780881791327.

Computer Facilities

All assignments will be done in Java®. Please specify at the beginning of the term how you will personally find access to Java® language facilities.


Provided at class.


1 quiz.


Your grade will be determined as a weighted average:

Studio (Homework + Class Participation) 90%
Quiz 10%


Obligatory Policy Statement

Working together on assignments is an efficient way to complete them, but your originality will suffer greatly.

Late Homework

Since the assignments build upon each successive installment, late homework will not be accepted. Under no circumstances will you receive credit for an assignment that is turned in late.