Type and Characters – the history of type design at CCA

Types and Characters
 image from CCA Graphic Design Programs’ Facebook page

image from CCA Graphic Design Programs’ Facebook page

I recently had the honor to be included in Types and Characters (read my write up for Glyfyx here), an exhibit of the history of type design at California College of the Arts. 

Types and Characters exhibit CCA

The CCA Advanced Design Exhibition class taught by Jon Sueda (how I wish the class was available to me when I was at CCA) curated the exhibit, featuring type designed in Rod Cavazos’ Type Design Studio class (mine included). It also showcased work by two of my favorite professors Rod Cavazos (of course) and Bob Afouldish.

They also exhibited work by the talented and prolific James Edmondson. His skateboards are below:

jamestedmondson-typeboards.jpg

One of my favorite things was how they displayed the student sketches from 7 years of Rod’s Type Design Studio.

Digital Type Studio sketches on display, CCA
Euphonie Type Specimen, Justine Mendoza student work

And here’s a sample of the typeface I designed in Rod’s class in 2007 which made it into their exhibit catalog.