Purpose. To have a closer view of
typography in a city space, in this case the different areas of
Helsinki. To show the character of the local typographic environment,
its personality along with its shortcomings. The goal was also
to study the two-color printing process and prepress preparation.
Assignment. This is
a project for second year design students.
1. Walk, research, and photograph samples of typography
as found in a specific area of the city. Attempt to recognize the
typefaces and/or the style of lettering.
2. Write a statement about the sources or backgrounds
of the local lettering and other collected material.
3. Make a small infographic map about the area.
4. Produce a two-color poster/brochure which, when
folded, becomes 12 pages.
Format. CD disc cover package
Time. 40 hours (5 periods of 1 day).