ARTD 299 Special Topics work by Jill Karcher in preparation for a visit by guest lecturer Russell Kerr of RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. It’s worth noting that this was Jill’s first work in this class and only second time screen printing!
Form/Counterform studies take shape in booklet format from the Spring 2013 semester Introduction to Typography for Non-Majors. Students used an aperture to hunt for interesting forms and counterforms inherent in random letter combinations, and then manually recreated those at various scales and placed them into groups based on similar characteristics.
The drawings were scanned and then combined with existing work from a previous student-made, manual typeface in the form of half-letter booklets using InDesign.
Big thanks to Eric Brandt for all the help and guidance in creating this module, which is based (heavily!) off of his typography curriculum.
A set of pillows made by Vanessa Burritt. Vanessa Burritt printed both the yardage for the back as well as the equally difficult, larger graphic on the front piece of burlap.
Both types of screen printing present unique challenges, but were each handled with amazing precision, especially considering it was Vanessa’s first time printing yardage, and it was done without a proper setup!
A collaborative project between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Special Problems in Design class, and the University of Iowa’s Introduction to Typography class taught by Lauren Thorson.
UIUC students screen printed the first layer of the design, and then those posters were plotted on by UI typography students. Those results were then shipped via the US Postal Service. The poster designs all revolved around different methods of transportation and communication.