2nd yr students this is your post!

Typography Design Poster

For this assignment you will explore effects using typography.  You should be able to create a using only typography varing the color, size, weight and direction.  Change how you format the text to create an illustration of a person, animal or object.


Step 1. Chose a design type

You may use your own image, a family member, or object. As long as it's appropriate.

Step 2. Create thumbnails

Create at least 4  thumbnails.  Sketch out some designs.  
These designs must be turned in for credit.
*Scan and upload!

My examples from the year 1 project.
Your sketches should look like a person or object.

Step 3.
Open Illustrator/Photoshop

Create a 8 1/2 x 11" document.
Name the document: TypographyPoster_YOURNAME
(This depends on the design that you choose to do.)

Step 4: Create Text Boxes

Type each word.  Then Click the selection tool (hold shift) drag from the corner to resize.
Drag to resize.

Step 5. Edit all boxes until you get a design that you like

Change the colors, Font, Size, Kerning.

Experiment with different fonts - You may download fonts if you'd like. Dafont.com

Make sure to balance your text.

Step 6. Add a background

Find a royalty free image that will work well with your quote. Remember, don't allow it to be too over powering! Go back and take a look at the examples if needed.

Step 7. Check the Rubric

*Thumbnail sketches should be added when you turn in your work. You can turn in a Photobooth pic that you snap of them (they will be backward-flip it in Photoshop), or scan them.
*Consider how you use your background or negative space.  It should look intentional...not empty!
*Easy to Read-Your audience should be able to notice that the words there, meaning they look like clustered words, not solid shapes.

Step 7. Save and Upload

Save your image as a .pdf.
Upload to the assignment link.