Type Collage Series
Purpose. To explore the formal qualities
of letterforms and typefaces. To create dynamic compositions with
text. To explore the connections between form and content.
Assignment. This is
a three-part series of type collages. In all collages, students
are assigned a specific word/theme. The collage must visually express
or communicate the word/theme. Use of the word in the composition
All collages must be in black/white. Students may
use found type from any source (magazines, newspapers, brochures,
Collages may be produced by xerox machines and/or scanners. Type
may be altered, cut, distressed, rearranged or manipulated in
1. Free Collage. No restrictions.
2. Grid Collage. The composition must articulate/activate
x 3 inch unit grid.
3. Type + Photo Collage. The composition must include a 2 x
2 inch photo centered in the composition. Use of the grid is
Format. 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 centimeters)
Time. One week for each collage;
3 weeks for the entire series.