Project #5 – Class Discussion & Assignment – Applying type to Images, fonts, typefaces, composition, formatting and output for print & the web..
Typefaces and Fonts are built out of shapes and forms. Integrated with color and interesting compositions they become a powerful tool for creative output and the ability to solve design problems through visual communication.
Assignment – Poster Design with Type & the Alphabet. Create 3 (YES – three variations) a new poster design series using typography in adobe illustrator. Students will generate both a balanced and unconventional composition using each individual letter of the alphabet. The examples above are just a few potential examples of style, simplicity and efficiency. A demonstration will be given in class.
Size requirements – 8.5 inches X 11 inches (or larger – 11″ x 14″)
Typefaces – Limit yourself to no more than 2-3 different fonts and 4 color values.
Step 1 – Find and discover your own inspiration and share the URLs in the comments section below. Each student will add 2-3 URLS of their inspiration in the comment section before starting this assignment.
Things to consider – Layout & balance – Using rulers and grids. Free transformation & typesetting style.
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