Graphic Design Book: Typography



Typography: Spaces Between Form and Meaning


The education of a graphic designer, like the life of a designer, is about learning to see things differently. Challenging ourselves to see differently helps us deliver the unexpected. Typography is an education within an education. It is looking at and manipulating the surface aspect of written language to gauge its effects on meaning. It requires time dedicated to intense observation until the forms and logic enters the designer’s mind.

– Charles Nix and Dimitry Krasny



Teaching Opportunity at Georgia Southern University


Full Time, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Graphic Design position 67372

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites

applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Graphic Design.

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master’s and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-­‐like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences/ Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art offers these undergraduate degree programs: B.F.A. 2D or 3D/4D Studio, B.F.A. Graphic Design, B.A. Studio Arts, and B.A. Art History, and B.S. Graphic Communications Management with course offerings in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Jewelry/Metals, New Media, Painting, Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts, Photography, and Sculpture. The Department also offers the M.F.A.

degree with focus in 2D Studio, 3D Studio, or Graphic Design. Seventeen full-time faculty members teach

400+ undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students. The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Three galleries and a sculpture garden are housed in a newly constructed, state-of-the-art gallery and Black Box Theatre facility, the Center for Art & Theatre. Permanent collections include the Southern Folk Art Research Center and the Georgia Artists Collection. The visual arts are experienced by all students on campus and are highly respected as an essential facet of the University’s liberal arts mission. This position will further the department’s graphic design curriculum by creating new learning opportunities for our students in discipline specialty course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design requires a teaching load of 9 credit hours per semester, being active in creative/ research/ scholarly activities, and providing service to the university and community that are consistent with departmental expectations. The position is an academic, tenure-track appointment, and the salary

is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in graphic design, or a closely related field, from an accredited institution by August 1, 2017
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline relevant digital techniques, methods, UI, UX, interactivity,

and web design

  • Demonstrated excellence in graphic design
  • Ability to teach across the graphic design curriculum
  • Proficiency with Macintosh platform and current versions of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in current issues and trends in Graphic Design
  • Recent MFA GD Graduates and anticipated May 2017 MFA GD Graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Knowledge of mobile applications, new media, motion graphics and animation
  • Evidence of creative work and/or scholarship creative through portfolio or publications


Screening of applications begins September 30, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three (3) professional references; a written teaching philosophy; 20 examples of personal/ professional work; 20 examples of student work submitted as a multi-­‐page pdf file.

Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:


Santanu Majumdar, Search Chair, Search # 67372

Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University

  1. P. O. Box 8032

Statesboro GA 30460‐8032

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-5284

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-­‐evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

Graphic Design Book – Perspectives: Arranged and Rearranged

Graphic Design Book

Perspectives: Arranged and Rearranged

“To design is to discover relationships and to make arrangements and rearrangements among these ingredients” – Paul Rand

How do we perceive the world around us, and how do we then arrange those thoughts, sounds, visions, and experiences in a manner that is comprehensible to others? Much of the work of a graphic designer is organizing existing elements and information in a way that communicates a certain perspective to a desired audience, making a singular viewpoint that is able to be shared.



AAS Graphic Design Book


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The Center for Data Arts Seeking Student Graphic Designer

The Center for Data Arts is searching for students with graphic design skills, a great sense of typography and aesthetics, and experience in UX/UI design to join our team. Both graduate and undergraduate students will be considered.


About the Center
The Center for Data Arts is a multidisciplinary research laboratory and studio that transforms complex information into meaningful narrative experiences. The Center develops new tools to interact with data, and new metaphors to make sense of it. Using advanced realtime graphics, immersive physical environments, and virtual reality, we aim to fluidly integrate data with our sensory perception of the world to tell provocative and compelling stories.
The Position
– Looking to hire as soon as possible
– Compensation to commensurate with experience
– Up to 20 hours a week


Please send a CV and examples of your work to Katie Wanner:

Healthy Materials Lab Presents Shirt-Less!

Join us on Monday 08/29 – Thursday 09/01

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


Opening Event Monday 8/29 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Portrait Make Parsons Shirtless

Over 2 billion t-shirts are sold each year. 700 gallons of water are used to make one t-shirt. More than 17 million tons of cotton was produced last year. 215 billion t-shirts could be produced with this cotton.

Cotton uses more chemical pesticides than any other crop. Americans throw away about 13 million tons of textiles each year.

Let’s disrupt this cycle. Come make your own Parsons t-shirt from a vintage one, repurposed and newly branded creatively by you.

We’ll use a zero VOC mineral based paint typically used as house paint to proudly print our school name.

Be a changemaker!

Check our Instagram to see the coolest t-shirts each day @healthymaterialslab


Wilson Music Studios Seeks Designer

Wilton Music Studios is looking for a designer to re-design their logo and website.



Wilton Music Studios is a collective of professional musicians who are also highly experienced and dedicated teachers. We offer private music instruction on woodwind and stringed instruments, piano, harp and voice.

Fee is negotiable.

Please email or call 917-940-7741

Social Media Student Assistant Needed

Position Title: Student Assistant / Instagram Parsons School of Design

Location New York City

Position Type: Student

Department: Deans Office, Parsons School of Design

Pay: $17.00 per hour

Time: 5 – 10 hours per week


Parsons School of Design is looking for an enthusiastic, creative individual with extensive knowledge of social media specifically Instagram, and photography. The Social Media assistant will work in collaboration with the Academic Communication Coordinator


– Utilize a strong creative and media-savvy skill set to craft content for instagram.

– Edit photos for quality.

– Attend Parsons related events and take photos

– Monitor Instagram account, proof content.

– Maintain posting schedule for guest take overs, themed weeks, etc.

– Research: track future events that are Istagram worthy (New School/Parsons events, shows, student life, study abroad, etc.).

– Communicate with divisions regarding content ideas, final’s week projects, festival (student installation photos, openings, etc.), Parsons benefit,

– Promote Parsons instagram: PS news, inform schools of upcoming themed weeks.

– Remind and confirm participants of any scheduled themed Instagram events (take overs).


Minimum Qualifications:

– Background in digital media, marketing, journalism or communications in personal, professional.

– Good photography skills

– Interest and/or experience in photography, videography and pop culture writing.

– Skilled at executing multiple projects simultaneously with efficient time management and without sacrificing exceptional attention to detail

– Willingness to experiment

– Responsive to feedback

– Team player

– Appreciation for arts, design, student life, and higher learning

– Knowledge of Parsons.

Please contact David West via email Applicants should supply resume, cover letter and writing sample on any platform (link to a blog or social media account is fine).

Part Time Editorial Assistant Needed

New York Architecture Diary Editorial Assistant, part-time


New York Architecture Diary ( is the essential guide to architecture exhibitions and events taking place across the New York City metro area. Founded in 2015, New York Architecture Diary (NYAD) was initiated by The Architectural League of New York and a consortium of founding partners. Managed from the League’s office, it relies on the participation of more than 30 cultural and educational organizations to list their architecture-related events on the Diary’s website. Our mission is to collect New York’s wide array of architecture and design programming in one easy-to-use platform, which is free of charge for users and institutions that list.


The New York Architecture Diary seeks a part-time Editorial Assistant to work 10-15 hours a week, to carry out the ongoing populating and maintenance of the website and its social media channels. The Editorial Assistant will also help develop and execute strategies for long-term growth. Ideally, this position will be part of a university work-study program. The candidate should be proactive, driven, and organized, and should thrive on the challenge of building a new communications tool into a trusted and respected resource. This role requires an individual who has strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with partner organizations.


Preferred Skills:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop)
  • Social media development and management
  • Marketing experience
  • Coursework or strong interest in urban studies and/or architecture
  • Excellent written English
  • Familiarity with New York-area cultural institutions


Responsibilities Include:

  • Review, edit, approve, and publish event listings.
  • Proactively collect new listings and add to the site as needed.
  • Research and develop relationships with new partner organizations.
  • With New York Editor (who is the Communications Director of The Architectural League), develop and execute a multi-channel social media strategy.
  • Create outreach materials to attract new partners, new users, and potential advertisers.
  • Organize and manage regular meetings with partner organizations.
  • Develop and send monthly newsletters to NYAD email list.
  • With New York Editor, brainstorm potential partnerships to grow the Diary’s user base and email subscriber list.
  • Create style guides and best practices for distribution to partners.
  • Manage visual assets on our internal server.
  • As needed, liaise with our London-based design and development team.
  • Measure, collect, and report on web traffic, newsletter, and social media metrics.


The NYAD Editorial Assistant will report to the Communications Director of The Architectural

League. The position will pay $15/hr.


Please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position to Jordan Hruska,

Parsons Festival | May 5-9

Festival Highlights
May 5-9
Parsons Chat Series: Michael Donovan
Thursday, May 05, 12:30-1:30 pm
Event Cafe
University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, lower level

The Parsons Chat Series is an exciting opportunity to talk with dynamic industry leaders who are on the Parsons Board of Governors. This is a chance to enjoy a conversation and ask questions that might not be covered in a syllabus: how they began their careers, their challenges, struggles and accomplishments, sharing insight and advice. Parsons Board member Michael Donovan is a founding partner of Donovan/Green, a marketing communication and design consultancy. (read more)

Opening Reception: I Can Because You Do
Thursday, May 05, 6:00-9:00 pm
Participant Gallery
253 E. Houston St., #1

Parsons School of Design MFA Fine Arts program presents I Can Because You Do, the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition at Participant Galley opening May 5 and running through May 14. Curated by Alhena Katsof. (read more)

Parsons At Wanted Design, Industry City, Brooklyn
Saturday, May 07, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Industry City, Factory Floor Exhibition Hall
274 36th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn
For the second year, Parsons School of Design will be exhibiting at Industry City in Brooklyn as part of WantedDesign and NYCxDesign, New York City’s Design Week. This year, select works from Parsons’ Product Design students will be shown at Industry City as part of the WantedDesign exhibit on the Factory Floor. (read more)
Future Now
Monday, May 09, 12:00-6:00 pm
Kellen Gallery
Sheila C. Johnsons Design Center, 2 W. 13 Street

Combining works from across all of Parsons’ undergraduate and associate degree programs, Future Now will take place in the Kellen Gallery, hallway, and lobby. It will be on view May 9 through May 20, 2016. Curated by Andria Hickey. (read more)

Opening Reception: Impact! At South Street Seaport
Monday, May 09, 6:00-9:00 pm
South Street Seaport
117 Beekman Street
Running through June 10, Impact! explores the ways in which designers, artists, scholars, technologists, and strategists from different disciplines come together—often in unexpected or complex ways—to push the limits of their practice and create new possibilities for social change. (read more)