GDI2 / S19
My Type Exercise 2
Type of Spirit
Students will select a designer they admire and research and analyze his/her design philosophy. Then, write an essay about his/her philosophy, and present in engaging form.
Step 1. Debrief + Reframe
Students should not forget to debrief and reframe the project.
Step 2. Research
Firstly, students will explore old and new designers from around the world and find three truly aspirational designers. Go beyond Google for research. You may find a treasure at a bookstore and library.
Student will research each designers and present them to their classmates. Through group discussion, they will decide which designer to work with.
3. Organize Research
Write an essay about the designer and his/her design philosophy. Students should consider 5W1H about the designer, give an intriguing title and subtitles, and should not be afraid to include their own opinion bout the designer.
Student must submit their essay by [date]
Student will create their own work with the spirit of the designer. They may select a theme, and design a set of typeface, typographic animation, or installation.
Students must present at least three ideas for the execution.
Student will execute the idea. Then, they will create a zine (in the same format for the New Type exercise) to present their work and creative process.
Wk 1 (2/13): Debriefing
Assignment will be given
Wk 2 (2/20): Resarch
Present research for three designers. Group discussion and select one to further explore.
WK 3 (2/27): Essay
Send Essay by Monday 2/25. Present three ideas in the class.
Week 4 (3/6): Presentation
Week 5 (3/13): Zine