Project 1: Type Only
An investigation into typography as a means of communication and as a formal element in design. The poster can only contain type and the image(s) of your physically constructed letter. The content of the poster should relate to your chosen letter.
Part One: Choose and Build Your Letter
Choose a single letter and generate a list of 20 words that start with your letter. Using your word list as a reference point, pick a typeface (some foundries with free trial fonts) and construct your letter at a minimum of 6 inches tall using the typeface as a guide. Once your letter is constructed take at least five different photographs of it. The photographs should just have your letter in them, no other items.
Part Two: Design the Poster
Design a poster using at least one of the photographs of your letter and any other text based content you might choose to include. The poster is generally a formal study so pay attention to the basic design principles of alignment, balance, color, contrast, hierarchy, proximity, repetition, space, and so on.
- 18″x24″ portrait format
- Your name on the poster
- fall 2021 on the posters
- One typeface used
- Big type
- Medium type
- Small type
- Letter photograph(s)
- August 26: start
- September 2: at least 5 photographs of your letter model printed on one sheet of tabloid sized paper and 12 layout sketches. images and sketches added to miro.
- September 9: two digital drafts, printed in color (if necessary) on tabloid sized paper (scaled to fit) and trimmed to size. drafts added to miro.
- September 16: one refined draft, tiled in black and white at full size, a color version printed on letter sized paper, both trimmed to size. draft added to miro.
- September 23: one final draft, printed or tiled in color at half size and trimmed to size. draft added to miro.
- September 30: due, full size print in color and trimmed
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