typography paper

shivat's picture

Hi all
I'm in graphic design and for the history of typography class I have to write a paper,the topic i had in mind was about history of newspaper typography, any suggestion?

shivat's picture

Thanks so much for your suggestion! Really appreciate it

Andreas Stötzner's picture

> any suggestion?

Yes, one in particular: work upon it.

Chris Dean's picture

I agree with Andreas. Asking for help with your homework is one thing, but asking for someone to come up with an idea for your homework? And then your literature review?

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shivat's picture

I might be less educated than you all, but I know one thing and that is not to offend people when they ask for help. I did not ask from anybody to do my homework, I have already mentioned the theme of my paper and I asked to see if there is any interesting subject related to this theme that I can research about and write my paper.

hrant's picture

I think you're OK as long as you don't take credit for the help you get. And check with your instructor in case there are limits to the kind of help you can pursue.

hhp

Andreas Stötzner's picture

Shivat,
by historical reasons members of this forum are somewhat sensitive when postings like yours (the 1st one) appear. Look what you’ve written:
“the topic i had in mind was about history of newspaper typography, any suggestion?”

You state that you have something in mind and then you ask for *any suggestion*.
This is not the same as describing one’s work (!) and asking for help with *that*.

Do your own work yourself first an then you’ll find lots of friends here to help you. You’ll also find out by time that, the more specifically you ask, the more substancial responses you may get.

Anyway, *welcome to Typophile.

hrant's picture

I think it's more personal reasons than historical reasons.

Also, it's useful to do a "background check" on a new member before jumping to conclusions:
http://typophile.com/node/98300

When in doubt, ask before you shoot.

hhp

shivat's picture

Thank you very much Andreas and hrant,
I was able to find the books that are related to New York Times typeface and its changes over time. So I will do my research from those books and some documentaries about printing industry and newspapers.So I'm on the right track now. I really appreciate your comments and help here.

JamesM's picture

Shiva, the problem was that your question was vague and seemed to indicate that you hadn't worked on the project much yet. You'll get better responses if you ask specific questions, such as "Can you recommend any books on this topic?". Or by asking specific questions after you've done some research.

Chris Dean's picture

@shivat: Regarding hrant’s comment “I think you're OK as long as you don't take credit for the help you get.” the proper way to do this in your bibliography or references section (according to the American Psychological Association publication guidelines) is:

Dean, C. T. (Year, Month Date). Re: Thread title (Online forum comment). Retrieved from http://url of the thread

Simply replace my name with the person you are citing or giving credit to.

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