Workshop 16/10 Typography Detailing and Layout
This workshop was intended as a re cap on layout and typography detailing. I found it useful to go back over information from last year to refresh my memory over certain things that I had forgotten about.
The task each pair in the class were given was to arrange the text provided for a double page spread. But to make things harder we were given certain limitations so that we had to really think about how to distinguish hierarchy.
Paired up with Mal the first task allowed us to use one typeface, one weight tone, one size, one leading and one colour. We found this first task very difficult to work within the time frame and spent most of the time getting the copy onto the page and choosing the typeface which we went with as Garamond as it is a complete family that would give us more flexibility later in the task.
Next the only limitations were one typeface and one weight. Here we arranged the copy into a clear layout and were able to distinguish the headings from the body text using paragraph styles. Seeing all of the work on the wall was helpful to see how different designs worked alongside each other and it was clear to see which ones were more successful than others. One thing i did notice in this part was that many had picked a similar structure and the playful almost chaos from the first task had been lost.
For the last set task the only limitation was to use one typeface. So we were able to clearly distinguish headings using italics as well as using size and colour. We also tried to be a bit more playful with the main body of text forming an interesting shape based on the 4 of channel 4.
This workshop was good to get back into thinking about typography layout and hierarchy it showed how important the fine details are. It also showed me how quickly layouts can develop the progress in the couple of hours was huge so given more time spent throughout the unit I expect to really develop my skills in this area.
Workshop today done in pairs, here’s my partner Harley’s review.