THE MEDIUM 01 FORMAT

DUE DATE

Sunday

July 14th 6pm

Week 01

Lecture: Overview of the medium, Graphic standards (Format, Structure, Typography)

Tutorial: Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Assignment 1:

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.

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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:

Last_FirstName_Portfolio

Last_FirstName_Portfolio_Week1

Last_FirstName_Portfolio_Week1_Work

Last_FirstName_Portfolio_Week1_PortfolioDraft

Examples and additional sources will be either made available for view / download on the website or can be found in the library.

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PORTFOLIO GUIDELINES

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)

     

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

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)

https://www.canva.com/colors/color-wheel/

 

 

INDESIGN TUTORIALS

Adobe https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign.html

Lynda  https://www.lynda.com/InDesign-training-tutorials/233-0.html

 

SELF-PUBLISHING

Issuu (Web) https://issuu.com/

Blurb (Book) http://www.blurb.com/

Print on demand https://www.lulu.com/

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