Environmental Graphics and Arabic Type Design - GDP 463

This course will introduce the students to the history of Arabic typography. Students will learn to identify the different Arabic type styles and their classifications, as well as applying a creative design process to produce Arabic typeface. Students are also introduced to ways of analyzing and creating meaning in graphic and typographic design solutions for indoor and outdoor environment. In the context of theory and practice, the students will develop way-finding systems, semiotics, and information presentation for the public. They will become aware of issues pertaining to the identification, categorization and structure of raw and complex information from different fields. Prerequisite: GDP 361.