THE MEDIUM 01 FORMAT
July 14th 6pm
Lecture: Overview of the medium, Graphic standards (Format, Structure, Typography)
Tutorial: Introduction to Adobe InDesign
Choose a format and develop an approach to the structure and typography of your portfolio.
Collect work in designated folder and lay out Week 1 content. Export as PDF.
You are asked to collect all relevant images you have produced every Sunday evening in the form of a draft portfolio. In addition to building a draft portfolio every week, you are asked to upload the images to the SCI-Arc share. Please create and name a folder and subfolder as follows:
Examples and additional sources will be either made available for view / download on the website or can be found in the library.
1/ Pick a standard page size such as letter or tabloid (orientation of the screen). Avoid custom sizes that don’t fit comfortably within the proportions of the screen.
2/ Set up an invisible grid to keep your pages consistent.
2/ Your final portfolio should not exceed 35 pages and should include all three projects (approximately 10 pages per project).
3/ Pages must be numbered.
4/ Your final portfolio must contain:
an underlying clear structure and a consistent visual language
a cover with your name and last name
course name and year on the second page
a table of content
for each project: a title page, a short description of the assignment (one sentence taken from the assignment briefs on the website or in student's own words), a brief paragraph of no more than 250 words) explaining your response to the brief
brief captions for images
no more than two fonts and no more than two font sizes
headers and footers (sections and pages)
Kimberly Elam, Grid Systems (2004)
Vignelli Associates, The Vignelli Canon (2015) http://www.vignelli.com/canon.pdf
Beatriz Colomina and Craig Buckley, Clip, Stamp and Fold (2011)
An Atlas of Rare & Familiar Colour: The Harvard Art Museums' Forbes Pigment Collection
Beatrice Warde, Crystal Goblet (1932)
S, M, L, XL, O.M.A., Rem Koolhaas, and Bruce Mau (1993)
Issuu (Web) https://issuu.com/
Blurb (Book) http://www.blurb.com/
Print on demand https://www.lulu.com/