Duodecimal Glyphs

Posted

Eric Ertmann

Sydney Gelb

Megan Miles

Logan Missner

Liam Turner

Educator/s:
Institution:
Level: ,
Duration: 4 weeks
Category: , ,
Filed Under: , , , ,
Bookmark Project

Project Brief

Design two new glyph structures for the “ten” and “eleven” numerals in a base-12 system and apply them to a selected typeface that contains old-style numerals. Design a poster that displays your glyphs in context.

Learning Objectives

Introduction to type design, typographic history/technology and systems.

Deliverables

Vector drawings of two glyphs in context. PDF of 15.5" x 22" poster.

Readings/Resources

Robert Bringhurst, The Elements of Typographic Style Karen Cheng, Designing Type http://www.dozenal.org/drupal/content/duodecimal-bulletin.html

Reflections

Lots of examples and explanation helped students to understand the problem.

Related projects