Class hours: 9:40 – 2:05
- Welcome to Week 22! Three strong weeks before a week and a half vacation! (Ehs kids you have to come back to school Monday, CTE doesn’t start back up until Wednesday with the rest of the schools like CVU, SB, BHS, etc. Maybe you just stay home those two days? I don’t know – that’s on ehs and you to figure out.)
- Soda display for Super Bowl Sunday.
- This weeks afternoons will continue to study static typography, but next week we are going to be learning about kinetic typography with Jimmy from Cawd2 in After Effects. Start thinking now about a song / speech / portion of a movie you will want to use.
- CTE Open House is this Saturday. We will be doing some setup / cleaning for this on Friday. In short:
- All files need to be off desktop, and we are going to have the same background.
- I need to be able to use your machines for a middle school workshop for the first hour, specifically get into unreal and make a basic level. We need to make sure you don’t have passwords to get into Unreal.
- We must cleans our filth, and approach the standard set by the creator.
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Design Homework 22: Cup and Saucer
Design Homework 22 will be of a Cup and Saucer. You can attack this project one of two ways:
#1 – I know all there is about art and I can draw the image above without any help.
Ok, do it.
#2 – Follow the recourse which I give you which may open your eyes to some different ways to think about shading and form.
When he talks about using a “soft white pastel” you can use a soft white pastel if you have one, or the white pencil in your drawing cup, or even the erasure to help brighten the highlights.
You do not need to do the black inking around the “table” at the end, but you may.
Regardless of which way you do this project…
Sign and date, due 1 week from today.
9:50 Site Maintenance
- Check the Week 21 “What is due” – grading at 11.
- Bring over DH 21 signed and dated when we meet.
- Start studying for Quiz, vocab posted and Jean-Marie made his Quizlet.
10:45 (Break 15 Minutes)
11:00 English with Mr. Bisson
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Video
12:45 Monday / Tuesday Afternoon Typography Exercise: Literal Typography
Monday and Tuesday afternoons of this week are going to be creating a typography project where the words that you use are the literal representation of what we see. In the above example you see where the designer (Anna, former student) used “Nail” for the finger nail, “Ring” for the wedding ring, etc. In addition she used different shades of white and gray to give the sense of depth to her piece.
Some other variations on the theme:
You may say, “Hey Mr. Cronin – that is a lot of hands…do I have to do a hand?”
This was just one of my favorite typographic projects from when I was in college, and the kids have seemed to enjoy it.
So long as the words that you are using are the literal representation of what we see you can do anything you want. Here are some other Cawd examples – notice that we can see the form of the object, made up of the words that literally describe what is where.
Harper’s project from last year:
Maya’s project from last year:
Avery’s project from a couple years back:
- Use words only to create your form.
- The words need to be the literal representation of the form.
- Legibility is key of both the form and the words themselves. Beware of too much warping, too much skewing to the point where the art gets blurry and loses quality / legibility / readability.
- You can use the pen tool to create your own letters / words when the tools to edit type in Photoshop don’t give you enough control. For example some of the Axe (such as one of the “handle” words on the upper right hand side) is starting to look blurry. If Avery would have just copied over the word with the pen tool and deleted the word, he would have the same look and feel, but the art would have been crisp and matched the rest of the design.
Start with a new document 8.5 x 11 inches (portrait or landscape, up to you) at a resolution of 300 dpi.
Save your file as “(lastname)LiteralTypography.psd” and “(lastname)LiteralTypography.jpg” and upload to your “week_22” folder.