Project. Illustrate a Type “Face”
Purpose. To create a portrait using only type as the medium.
Assignment. The portrait can be a frontal, profile, or 3-quarter view. The face should be recognizable and therefore must be that of a famous individual. Include a quotation from the person to incorporate into your composition. Use only typestyles that are from one of the five historic type categories (Old Style, Transitional, Modern, Slab Serif, or San Serif). Use type in different point sizes, styles (regular, italic, U&lc, small caps), weights (light, roman, bold), and widths (extended, condensed) within the font family. Do not distort any type, but rotation/flop is allowed. Type and graphic shapes only; no additional illustrations or photographs allowed.
Portrait should be black, white, and one spot color with screen tints.
Format. 11 X 17 inches (28 X 42 cm). Vertical or horizontal format.
Or 11-inch square format (28 X 28 cm).
Time. Two weeks