In part one (Side A) of this lecture Anthony Mann gives a synopsis of what the syllabus will cover. He goes through projects, topics and eras covered, and text required. He also discusses the components of Typography, elements he describes as decoration and signification. There is discussion with the students around projects to be completed within the course. In part two (Side B) of this lecture Mann continues his discussion on Typography. He talks about formalism, constructivism, and avant garde. He covers the commercialization of design and art, and the transition of art for art sake to art for commission.