Rafael Fajardo
Director, SWEAT collaborative
Associate Professor,
Emergent Digital Practices
University of Denver


Teaching: Independent Studies in Book Arts

Graduate students in my typography course have been challenged to typeset and hand bind a 64-page book. This challenge has captured the imagination of students at the undergraduate level, and at the graduate level who have desired deeper study through Independent Studies in either typography or, more specifically, book design and hand binding.

2003 Spring Graduate Independent Study: Typography
2003 Spring Independent Study: Advanced Typography
2004 Spring Graduate Independent Study: Typography
2004 Spring Independent Study: Book Design
2005 Winter Independent Study: Book Making

The plan of studies has varied from instance to instance, but has normally included typesetting, smythe-sewing, and case-binding books.

Sampling of projects from five students