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Educational objectives

Learning and developing conceptual tools to be able to adopt a design method that will enable the student to put in order, organize, structure and support the realization of a publishing object.

Skills acquired

The course on Editorial Graphics  is aimed at:

  • Supplying the technical tools needed to face an editorial graphic project.
  • Recognizing the characteristics that compose the different editorial products (books, picture books, editorial series, magazines, newspapers, catalogues…)
  • Structure analysis: format, grid, characters, iconography (illustration, photography etc), foliation, paper, colours.

The course involves practical exercises, with analysis of contemporary and historical projects using grids and modular systems according to the Fibonacci numerical sequence and the systems of  Jan Tschichold, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Karl Gestrner, and subsequently, some editorial aspects of the years from 1963 to 1973, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwell and Tony Brook, up to the present day.

Methods of evaluation

Individual and collective reviews to verify student skills and preparation.