Typography Preliminary HSC Task 2

  • Task given; Week 2 -Term 2 -2018
  • Submission due; Week 2 -Term 3 -2018

This task addresses outcomes DM1, DM2, DM3, DM4, DM5, CH1, Ch2

The focus for term two is working with publications. This will involve gaining a good understanding of layout (both conventional and contemporary), working with grids / modules and the production of hard copy and digital zines.

Coursework tasks for this term

  • The creation of 4 x A4 layouts that utilize text as a design element only.
  • 1 x 8 page A5 hard-copy zine whose primary content is composed of found text and images.
  • 1 x 8 page digital zine (Photoshop)
  • 1 x 4 page digital zine (InDesign)
  • 1 x related research task focusing on grid design

Task 2a

  1. Create each A4 document in Photoshop @ 240dpi
  2. Use the type tool to place your text into individual layers in the document
  3. Rasterize the type layers so that you can transformation or otherwise modify the type
Type as a design element

Task 2B | Zine publications

Zines by definition are ” small magazines that are written by people who are not professional writers and that usually have stories about a particular subject” So in essence Zine production has until recently been the domain of specific interest groups and individuals. However with access to the internet and publishing software, zine production has broadened its user base to include semi professional and professional authors.

The thematic for each of the project components for this task is to be decided upon by you the student. Look to what interests and enthuses you, so that you have a level of personal investment in the final product.

Part 1 | 1 x 8 page A5 hard-copy zine whose primary content is composed of found text and images.

Part 2 | 1 x 8 page digital zine (Photoshop)

Document setup for this task
Layer structure in Photoshop for this task.

Part 3 | 1 x 4 page digital zine (InDesign)

Document setup in InDesign

Task 3

In no more than 1000 words produce a document that explores;

  1. The development of,
  2. The application of= range of usage,
  3. The common usage of i.e., where is the grid type most commonly applied; for each of the following:
  • Modular grids
  • Column grids,
  • Manuscript grids
  • Hierarchical grids.


  • Hard copy to be handed in during the submission period
  • All other works @ Prelim Visual Design 2017 - Term 2 @ your 'Home Drive' in jpeg + PSD and .indd + pdf


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