Graphic Design 1 starts out in black and white, with type.
Cropped Letterforms //
For this project students create individual compositions using the distinct parts of individual letterforms. Individual squares should be engaging and the grid should form a unified composition. This is an opportunity to both closely examine the attributes and structure of letter forms and the create engaging graphic compositions.
Active Words //
For this project students show the meanings of words through letter-by-letter typographic arrangements. The challenge is to visualize the meaning of a word, using only the graphic elements of the letters forming the word, without adding any outside parts (a difficult rule to adhere to). This oft used graphic design assignment became a lifelong project for designer Ji Lee, which is quite inspiring for the students to see.