Typographic Contrast – pt 3

Step three: Multiplying the contrasts – in a song or poem

Goal

  • Create TWO  text-based compositions using one paragraph of the lyrics of a song or poem.
    Your goal is to create a typographic image that uses the type contrasts to create a hierarchy.
  • Despite the fact that there will be many more words, use two contrasting words that will be the most dominant members in the hierarchy.
  • Your composition can be complex or simple, but it should be readable.
  • Create a 9” x 9” InDesign document, 2 pages

Version 1 – One Font

  1. – Limit yourself to ONE of the following fonts:
    • Futura
    • Gill Sans
    • Eurostile
    • Garamond
    • Courier
    You may use as many of the  family members within the font that you like (for example: Futura bold, Futura condensed, Futura medium).
  2. You may duplicate, proportionally scale, rotate and alter the color of the words. You may not warp the letters (scale disproportionally).
  3. Words CAN bleed over the edges.
  4. Color. For this composition you must use a monochromatic color palette.
    This means only one hue with a variety of tints shades and saturations.
    Create a solid 1-color background for the page.

Version 2 – Two Fonts

  • Second page in your  9” x 9” document
  • Limit yourself to TWO of the fonts listed above.
  • Color: For this composition you must use complementary color palette.
    So two complementary hues with a variety of tints shades and saturations.
  • Create a solid 1-color background for the page.

Extra credit: 

Version 3 – Three Fonts

  • Create another page in your 9” x 9” document
  • Limit yourself to THREE of the fonts from the first page of the handout.
  • Color: For this composition you use a monochromatic color scheme.
  • Create a solid 1-color background for the page.

MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEME:

monochromaic scale monochrome

COMPLEMENTARY COLOR SCHEME:  Opposite colors on the color wheel

color-wheel

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