Exploring Graphic Design and Typography in Ireland

Faculty:
Prof. Matthew Walsh (More Info)

Course:
Exploring Graphic Design and Typography in Ireland

Program Dates:
May 31, 2022 - June 15, 2022

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
ART 496

Discipline(s):
Art & Design

Course Description:
Explore the history of graphic design and typography as it ranges from famed Celtic illumination to modern day applications in print and other media. We will trace how the tools of typography and graphic design evolved in commercial and entertainment enterprises in visiting the Irish Museum of Modern Art, James Joyce Tower at Sandycove, and the National Gallery and Library, in addition to visiting contemporary design studios. Using examples such as James Joyce’s Ulysses as a guide, students will map their experience through journaling, writing, and sketching of studio, gallery, and museum visits, while also collecting material in order to create a typeface or style to express their design journey within Ireland.

Prerequisites:
An Art Foundations class.

Physical Activity Requirements:
Contact Faculty

Course Highlights:
Coming soon