Working from text excerpted from an inaugural address of your choosing, create a composition that explores the “rhythmic and dimensional field in…
Working from text excerpted from an inaugural address of your choosing, create a composition that explores the “rhythmic and dimensional field in which typographic communication exists” (Carter, Day, Meggs). In working towards potential solutions, explore relationships between “parts” of information (letters, words, groups of words) and remain conscious of the relationship of those parts to the negative space of the page and to the page itself (not as an arbitrary format, but as an active participant in the composition). Working from one of the four type families below, manipulate scale, alignment, position, density, and space to actively amplify (or subvert) meaning. As stated in your text, you are working “to establish coherence between the viewing experience and typographic form, between the verbal statement and written language."
Published: April 06, 2012