This course seeks to promote problem-solving concepts, emphasizing the use of type and the letterform as a visual communications tool—getting the student to think as opposed to mere layout. It encourages students to work in terms of client-designer relationships, simulating actual working conditions. Assignments are critiqued using professional standards.
Students were required to find a source of consistent passages of text and, using a consistent format with variations of typographic size, font, case, orientation, and imagery, explore the relationship between formal composition and communication. These examples show various articles from police blotters around New York City.