Playing it by Ear: A Case Study of Multiple Intelligences in Typography Courses

By Barbara Sudick and Frank Armstrong.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

An awareness of multiple intelligences can help Typography students to understand their own personal voice and articulate content individually for an increasingly diverse audience.

Keywords: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Graphic Design, Typography, Music, Theatre, Interactive Multimedia, Interdisciplinarity, Multidisciplinarity, Multiple Intelligences, Meaning, Context

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.153-160. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.078MB).

Professor Frank Armstrong

Frank Armstrong is a Lecturer of Graphic Design in the Department of Communication Design at California State University, Chico. He received an MFA degree in Graphic Design from Yale University in 1978 and a BA degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. From 1982 through 1996, Frank was creative director of Armstrong Design Consultants, a graphic and hypermedia design firm specializing in developing visual information systems for corporate, education, and healthcare clients. In 1989, Frank was named one of 24 significant contemporary innovators of typographic design in America by Professor Rob Carter at Virginia Commonwealth University. A four-page profile appeared in Carter’s book, American Typography Today, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold. Frank’s essay “Hearing Type” was recently published in Steven Heller’s book The Education of a Typographer (Allworth Press, 2004) and Baseline Magazine (#42, Autumn 2003)


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