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Project 6 Process

Here are the photos of the process work for this project:

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Trying to figure out what a size A5 paper is

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More research

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Reading Dan’s comment on my blog

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Copying and pasting blog images and posts to be used for the book



Laying out the book in InDesign



My blank pages for the book



The printed page layouts



Gathering the materials. Let the cutting begin!



Cutting sections out



Sections cut out and ready to be pasted



Pasting some sections on the blank paper



Cutting out end papers. I ended up using the blue paper instead of this one.



Cutting and folding my cover



Stapling the book together using saddle-stitch



Finished product (outside)



Finished Product (cover & blue end paper)



Finished product (blue end paper & table of contents)



Finished product (inside pages)

15 Apr 2013

Project 5

This project was a group project. We had to each write a haiku about type and choose one person’s haiku to go on the wall. I was in a group with Lauren, Brett, and Ron. We ended up using Brett’s haiku because his was the best suited for the project. Together, we put it up on the 1st floor in the stairwell of Old Main. This was the final result.




1 Apr 2013

TypeSpot’s Background

The name “TypeSpot” came from a mock up blog site I created during my time at Henry Ford Community College. The assignment was to design a typography blog site and a logo for it. Here are some images from the final outcome of the project.






1 Apr 2013

Variety of Typography

I’ve been surfing the web and I have found some great artworks using typography in a variety. Most of these artists are upcoming artists and I think they deserve to be recognized for their great works.

Andrea Pippins

Andrea Pippins

luisella cresto

Luisella Cresto


Jerod Gibson

rik oostenbroek

Rik Oostenbroek

Rob F

Rob F.

cris wicks

Cris Wicks




1 Apr 2013

Font vs Typeface

What is the between a font and a typeface? It is something we all know…or at least we think we do. The average person would tell you that a typeface and a font are the same thing. So what’s the big deal? Well in reality, they do share similarities, but they are actually quite different. I looked up the definition of both words on the Merriam-Webster dictionary site. Here’s their definitions:


Font – an assortment or set of type or characters all of one style and sometimes one size

Typeface – all type of a single design


How I comprehend it is that a typeface is the actual design itself whereas a font is the characteristics of the typeface such as set up, size, bold, italic, etc. For example, if the typeface is Helvetica, the font would be Helvetica bold in a size 16. I could be wrong, but that is how I understood it.


Here are the links to the definitions:

1 Apr 2013

My Typography Haiku

Type is everywhere

In your books and on your foods

Type is our lives

16 Mar 2013

David Carson

David Carson is a exceptional designer and if you don’t know about him, you should. He is known as the “Father of Grunge.” His style shows how things don’t have to be clean and perfectly symmetrical to be legible and communicate the message you are trying to get across. In fact, on his website features a quote from Ellen Lupton of ID Magazine in NYC. It says: “David Carson continues to be one of the world’s most distinctive typographic voices — much imitated, but never matched.” I admire his work because it shows he’s not afraid to stand out and try something new, and that is what a true designer does.

Here are a few examples of his work:

David Carson david-carson-legibility dc url


To learn more about David Carson and see more of his work, visit his website:

16 Mar 2013

Project 4: Final Result Conspicuous

My word Conspicuous turned out successful. I wanted it to communicate bold and flashy, which I think it did well. It kind of reminds me of movie film and others have said that too. Before this project, I did not know what this word meant and I thought it was going to be hard to communicate. But this word turned out to be my favorite one out of the two words I had.

Here is the project and the close up details.




16 Mar 2013

Project 4: Final Result Modification

I feel unsatisfied of how modification turned out. This word turned out to be more difficult than I expected. I tried so many things for this word and this one was the best turn out. I was trying to go after a look of something being changed and distorted, but I think I may have distorted it too much. However, I do kind of like the mechanical/ industrial look. It would have been a good example for one of those words.

Here is the project and the close up details.



16 Mar 2013

Project 4: My Process Work (Written Portion)

This consists of definitions of my two words Modification and Conspicuous as well as strategies and other verbal material. Click the pdf link below:

Process work project 4

16 Mar 2013