Note: The Final Project/Presentation is due May 16

Part 01: Research a Historic Typeface

This part is easy: you will be given a historic typeface that you must research and analyze to determine what makes it special. Why is classified the way it is? If it’s outside classification, why? Below are a list of recommended typefaces, though you are free to suggest one of your own: 
  1. Jenson, Nicholas Jenson, c. 1470Jenson 1475 venice laertius

  2. Garamond, Claude Garamond, c. 1480–1561garamond

  3. Caslon, William Caslon I, 1722A Specimen by William Caslon

  4. Baskerville, John Baskerville, 1757Baskerville sample

  5. Bodoni, Giambattista Bodoni. c. 1798WilliamLongyear 1935 UltraBodoni

  6. Clarendon, Robert Besley, 1845font characteristics clarendon

  7. Akzidenz Grotesk, H. Berthold, Berthold Type Foundry, 189804

  8. Futura, Paul Renner, 1927futura2

  9. Bifur, A.M. Cassandre, 1929007

  10. Peignot, A.M. Cassandre, 1931peignot001

  11. Frutiger, Adrian Frutiger, 1974AdrianFrutiger Frutiger 1975 Poster by CiprianD21 2015

  12. Hoefler Text, Jonathan Hoefler, 1991JonatahanHoefler HoeflerText 1992 Poster by AudreyMercadante 2014e

  13. Gotham, Tobias Frere-Jones, 2000f9b7a9aa82103cfeeaa2af7f765adfed

Lastly, you create a small design study of the typeface that highlights all the special attributes you found: this will be a 2-dimensional piece similar to the specimens you created for your midterm, but specifically highlighted unique attributes of the typeface.   This analysis of Clarendon, also seen above, should give you a good idea of the analysis I am looking for. Keep in mind that this is a simple example – I want something much more beautiful and aesthetically minded from you:  font characteristics clarendon

Part 02: The Parallax Animation

Finally, you will take both of your compositions and do a simple animation with them using the phenomenon called "parallax." Once these animations are done, they will be strung together in one final motion piece, to be presented at the final! The final product will look something like the two pieces found below: