In my design class, we worked on several projects related to the study of typography and fonts. I think I have always taken fonts for granted because I use Microsoft Word a lot, so I learned a lot about letters in this section of our class.
Our first project was to pick six word pairs that are opposite each other, and then choose a font that portrays those words and contrasts each other.
Our next project was to pick one letter from a couple fonts – I chose a “T” in Esprit Bold – and render it in six ways: black letter on white background, white letter on black background, enlarge a portion of the letter, take apart the letter and reassemble (I did a mosaic with shiny paper), experiment with texture (I used gold embossed paper on maroon velvety paper), and 6-experiment with color (I used green grass on camoflauge paper).
(letter forms all mixed up!)
Our last project was to think of a word we could portray graphically and render that using any media. I chose the word “Stitch” and rendered it using needle and thread in the Justine font on a quilted background.
(“Stitch” word play)
It’s so fun being able to combine my writing and sewing experiences for this design class! I am also loving learning how to think outside the box with these projects.
Our next section was Value, so I will share pictures of how we designed with value in mind.