Most publications from books to blogs negotiate the blank space of the page with text and image; the seeds of a well-designed book, zine or online publication are the choices made in the layout and production of a single page. This course tracks the creation of the book from writing to publication and gives artists and writers the tools they need to gain their publishing independence. Students will examine typography, text as image, book cover and page design, and various techniques of bookbinding. In addition, there will be instruction in typesetting and letterpress printing, as well as practical guidance in today's ever-changing publishing environment, with specific concentration on how to legitimately publish one's own and others' work. Students will create a work to publish in a bound form. MU Core category: Creative Arts. 4 crs.
This course information is from the 2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog. View this catalog.