One of the many art classes I’m taking this semester is Advanced Typography. I’ve always been interested in Typography because of the way that type can transform a piece and communicate tone just by the style of the typeface.
For our first project, we have to create the whole alphabet from letters we find. The letters can be from street signs, magazines, pizza boxes – pretty much anything we see throughout our days. The assignment is meant for us to focus on the different typefaces and instead of just looking at the words themselves, we’re looking at each individual letter to see how it interacts with its surroundings.
We often overlook typefaces and just focus on what the words are saying, as opposed to what the type itself is expressing. It’s interesting to take the world we’re used to and to look at it from a different perspective. I’m really excited to continue working on this project and to see what else I can learn about typography.