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Redesigned Instances Upload

Morning class, turn in redesigned instances here.

Afternoon class? Turn in redesigned instances here.

Type Resources for Instance Design

Bitmap/Pixel Fonts

Apple System Fonts

Download San Francisco, Apple’s System Font

Google System Fonts

Information about Google’s use of Roboto

Download Robot at Google Fonts

Highway Fonts

Great information about and links to this genre of fonts on Font Review Journal (of course)

Download Roadway Font (free for personal use)

Download Overpass (free)

Download Blue Highway (free)

Download Roadgeek Collection

Someone started updating the Roadgeek fonts as an open source project in 2014, and you can download the 2014 Roadgeek fonts here

Read about the 2014 Updates (or contribute work to the project?)

Monospace Fonts

You most likely have a lot of monospaced type on your computer already. In Illustrator, you can filter your font menu to show them by clicking the Filter icon, then choosing the middle M on the bottom row (I know that’s not super clear). It looks like this:

IBM created a family of fonts called Plex that they use as the basis for a lot of their design. There’s a good monospaced version in it.

IBM has a lot of information about the design of Plex here.

Download Plex (including Plex Mono) here. (click the or at the bottom)

There’s another semi-monospaced font called iA Writer Duospace, from a company that makes a text editor called, wait for it, iA Writer. And the font isn’t monospaced, but duospaced, to where there are two widths of characters. If you want that sort of monospaced look, it’s a pretty good one. And a little more flexible than a purely monospaced font. Download iA Writer Duospace.
(the download for this one is annoying; you have to click the OTF link, then click each weight, the click the “Download” button, then go back, click the next weight… but it’s a good font. Plus free.)

Instances Upload!

Upload your instance diagrams/explanations in the appropriate folder:

Morning class, upload here.

Afternoon class, you’re here.

Instances, pt. 3: Redesign

Create 5-10 (total) new versions of your instances. 

The way you split up those 5-10 is up to you. The exact number you choose is up to you. 

You could do 2 new versions of each of the 4 you brought in for Thursday. You could make 10 new versions of just one of them. You could do somewhere in the middle. It’s up to you. 

Download Instances, pt. 3

I moved the bitmap type resources (and include highway fonts, system fonts, and more(!) to here.

Typographic Instances, Pt. 2

Download Instances, Pt. 2

Instances Upload

Upload your type instances to the folder for your class here:

Morning Type 2, upload here.

Afternoon Type, upload here.

Afternoon Type 2 Instances List

If you’re in the afternoon class, our list of typographic instances is here.

Morning Type 2 Instances List

Look at, refer to, add to (maybe) our list of typographic instances here.

Project: Typographic Instances/Working Type

In this project we’ll be compiling, examining, replicating, and redesigning instances of type doing a job.

We’ll be looking at types of information/types of communication and the ways they visually manifest themselves into typography.

Download Instances/Working Type

Examples of Typographic Instances

WHO/Modified Type Turn-In

Turn in your final WHO/Modified Type posters/posts here.