In the winter semester of academic year 21/22, master students in the course Creative Typography individually created various typographic solutions, which were related to the sets presented through the seminar of the course and were related to the semester project Typographic Map World. Thus, in 15 weeks, they were faced with the challenge of creating 11 tasks that helped them choose the right features, shapes, colours … in order to apply the findings appropriately in the final (semester) assignment.
As part of the semester assignment, students were required to plan and design the letters needed to print the selected U.S. state in English. The letters had to have the characteristics of accidental / decorative / title letters (letters of special shapes, eg: hollow, dashed, striped, decorated, shaded, doubled or multiplied strokes, stencilled…). In addition, they had to research the characteristics that are typical of the chosen country (cultural, historical, industrial…) and include them in the produced letters. These were used to list the country without borders that defines it. Students from the School of Art Design and Creative Industries (Wichita State University, Kansas) approached the work in a similar way, with which the first phase of the Typographic Map World project took place. The difference was that Wichita students had to explore European countries.
Participants (UL): Filip Alija, Vita Avguštin, Tjaša Blaško, Manca Drusany, Maša Egart, Saša Erlah, Maja Grojzdek, Eva Jereb, Klara Judež, Kaja Klančar, Eneja Kocjančič, Manca Korošec, Ana Krklec, Zalka Leskovar, Taja Marčetič, Jaka Mušič, Sara Mužar, Špela Noč, Barbara Ocvirk, Špela Pašič, Aljaž Pucelj, Dominika Rozina, Angela Stojanoska, Nina Šalomon, Nina Štanfel, Sabrina Toš, Zala Zalar.
Participants (WSU): Aaron Levesque, Alexandra Morgan, Alexis Painter, Alissa Haddock, Amy Nguyen, Athalee Pate, Blaine Carter, Che Littlefield, Cora Jones, Diane Intha, Evan Yazzie, Hayden Moore, Jaedon Gray, Jake Heckenbach, Jaxon Rumbaugh, Kiara Ehrmann, Laura Yutzy, Madeleine Meadows, Madison McGill, Mariah Bassett, Melissa Little, Noah Gaul, Rebecca Nason.