Graphic Design and Photography 8

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EGD8 ZK 2 2T English summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

In the last year of study, Graphic Design and Photography 8 represents a kind of support platform for the implementation of the final photographic publication, which is part of the master's thesis at the end of the semester. Teaching is mostly in the form of individual consultations on projects in progress. Specific problems of graphic design and general concept of publication are solved. Appropriate material for production, suitable reproduction technique and form of binding are sought. The aim is to produce a real book that helps to articulate the author's artistic attitudes.

Mode of study

The course is taught in the form of individual consultations, presentation of concepts and independent work in adequate software.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The prerequisite is the seminar Graphic Design and Photography 7

Course contents

• Search for topics

• Visual strategy search

• Interaction of image and text

• Material testing

• Reproduction techniques

• Types of bookbinding

• Formats of publications

• Paper quality differences

• Combining work with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat

Output: Photographic publication

Recommended or required reading


ANTON, Kelly Kordes, DEJARLD, Tina, eds. Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book. Indianapolis: Pearson Education, 2019. ISBN 978-0-13-526215-3

FELICI, Jim. The Complete Manual of Typography: A Guide to Setting Perfect Type. Indianapolis: Pearson Education, 2011. ISBN 978-0-321-77326-5

SAMARA, Timothy. Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual. Rockport: Rockport Publishers, 2007. ISBN 978-1-59253-261-2


BAUR, Ruedi, BOOM, Irma, GOGGIN, James, eds. Area 2. London, New York: Phaidon Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7148-4855-6

BEEKE, Anthon, BELL, Nick, CATO, Ken, eds. Area. London, New York: Phaidon Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-7148-4325-4

BROUSIL, Tomáš, DOČEKALOVÁ, Petra, eds. Typo 9010: Czech Digitized Typeface 1990–2010. Praha: BiggBoss, 2015. ISBN 978-80-906019-5-6

TWOPOINTS.NET, ed. Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Design. Berlin: Gestalten, 2012. ISBN 978-3-89955-423-6

BOSÁK, Petr, JANSA, Robert, eds. Proto: Grafický design a současné umění. Praha:, Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, Quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87259-22-1, ISBN 978-80-86863-60-3, ISBN 978-80-905691-0-2

SELBY, Aimee, ed. Art and Text. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2009.

ISBN 978-1-906155-65-0



AYNSLEY, Jeremy. A Century of Graphic Design. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, 2001. ISBN 0-7641-5324-2

HOLLIS, Richard. Graphic Design: A Concise History. London: Thames & Hudson, 2014.

ISBN 978-0-500-20347-7

Assessment methods and criteria


Winter semester – classified credit

Summer semester – exam

The subject of evaluation is handing over, printed and bound book. The creative invention is evaluated as well as the technical elaboration of the publication.

The prerequisite for granting credit is regular attendance at the seminar.


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Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room TR 304
Tržiště -st. intermedia

(Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12))
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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 15:40–17:15 Jakub ŠTĚPÁNEK Tržiště -st. intermedia
Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12)
lecture parallel1

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