Type Portfolio: End of Year Briefs

The brief in three sub-briefs, of which you must complete at least two briefs.


You may re-work the pieces that you have already submitted for this module, using the skills that you have subsequently learnt to improve and develop the work.

These pieces are the typographic postcards for St Brides and the book jackets.

Please remember to re-submit the sketchbooks/blog posts (use categories!!!)  for these projects. You may add to these if you feel it necessary but be clear what are new additions – we will be checking your learning, not how much you knew when you started.

If you undertake this part please submit the original pieces as well as the new ones so that we can judge the difference.

You will be marked down if you have not addressed typos or other issues already raised by staff.

If you are satisfied with your work you are advised to complete the other two briefs.


Undertake any small typographic project that you think will show off your skills. You may use imagery but typography must be the significant part.

This could be anything you choose, such as: a simple layout, set a poem or lyric, a typographic poster, a logo. Please discuss your choice with a tutor before you start.

You will need to write out a very short brief to say what you intend to do. You will need series of posts in your blog to show your development.


On the website of Jonathan Barnbrook is a brief written by him that asks students to invent a new punctuation mark (brief 02).

You can find this at: http://www.edu.barnbrook.net/studentbriefs.html .  It is the second of the three briefs there.


You must submit your entire Graphic Design and Type portfolio of type in a hard case portfolio (because we will need to store it for the examiner and because you must present professionally). This should include:

• Type postcards

• Penguin book covers

• The two briefs from above

• PLUS you must show HOW any work that has been developed or improved

We have a short time for completing these briefs so I intend to focus on the two new briefs and if I still have time I will go back and improve upon my book cover and possibly one of my postcards.


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