Type & Image

This was my first module – Type and Image.


To produce 3 type specimen books produced in InDesign, and a body of work that reflects the workshops throughout the module.


• To explore the relationship of image and text as a major component of illustration and graphic design practices.

• To develop skills and awareness of both digital and hand – drawn image and type making techniques, and appropriate applications.

• To develop an awareness of visual styles (illustrative and typographic) and their relationship to contemporary communications practice.

• To experiment with the integration of image with text.

• You must evidence all aspects of the work produced during the workshops.

Materials to consider:

Ruler, range of pencils & pens, sketchbook, layout & tracing paper



A holistic assessment comprising of a portfolio of work that draws on taught sessions in the module.

3x type specimen books produced in InDesign: Show Understanding of Design Principles

  1. Hierarchy/Structure order of information
  2. Alignments
  3. Contrast of weights
  4. Contrast of sizes
  5. Contrast of styles

Leading of Type (space between line)

Kerning of type (space between letters)


1. Type Basics – Anatomy 12pp + cover

All information must be designed in the font you have been given through the booklet, Universe, Futura or Times

2. Type Classification (Specimen) 12pp + cover

Range of font classifications explored: about the font, its history and personal interpretation

3. Experimentation – 12pp + cover

To include all scanned, photographed, hand rendered and experimental work produced in workshops and in your own time

4. A3 Quote poster

Submit one poster from a number of options produced in the workshops – must be non digital print

5. Sketchbook

To include all drawings, workshop notes, thumbnails, layouts and experimentation

6. Blog

The portfolio will include documentation of work from your individual blog set up during the module.

Any 2D and time based work produced should be uploaded to your blogs and each post should be accompanied by a detailed description of the techniques employed, and an overview of your thought processes. A sketchbook that gathers your thoughts, rough ideas and experiments will also be included in the portfolio.

7. Assessment

Portfolio assessment at end of unit.


book 1- type basics (1)

Book 2 – Type Classification (1)

Book 3 – Expermentation (1)


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