Typography projects submitted by four students enrolled in Farmingdale State College's Visual Communications program have been included in a book titled Playing with Type: 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles by Lara McCormick, Rockport Publishing.
The projects were completed in Professor Irina Lee's Typography class last spring. The project consisted of creating a full A-Z alphabet of modular type. The constraint was to use squares of 9x9 grid paper to construct each letterform. The process included many sketches of each letterform. The final typeface specimen sheet featured the full alphabet.
Ellery Mann, VC '14 (Lindenhurst), Erika Hinostroza VC '14 (Brentwood), Lucia Ciomei Capi VC '14 (Merrick) and Doris Mirando-Jelinek VC '14 (Wantagh) are the published design students whose typefaces will hopefully inspire readers to create their own modular type.
Farmingdale State College President Keen said, "I congratulate our students on the recognition their work has received, and offer my sincere thanks to Professor Lee for her mentorship to bring the students to the great creativity that is recognized now in this published book."
Ground was recently broken on a new $26.7 million building for the School of Business which enrolls more than 1,900 students. Programs in business, graphic design, ornamental horticulture, and computer systems are designed to prepare students for a wide choice of business and managerial careers.