All solutions must be 127mm x 127mm and mounted on a 254mm x 254mm middle gray board. Center the smaller square on the board. Create 360 x 360 pixel images for each solution and upload the images to your directory on the server. Name each file the number of the problem, substituting underscores for periods and save as the highest quality .jpg format (e.g. the image for problem 4.1 will have the name 4_1.jpg.) Have your work neatly organized on the wall before the critique begins at 10:00. Be prepared to defend and support all design decisions you have made in arriving at your final solutions.
Design a letter 'A' that is unique to yourself. Carefully determine its visual qualities to reflect one or more aspects of your personality or experience. You may develop this as responsive software (see note below).
Format a sentence of text about your object which answers the question "How do you use it? " You may only use one typeface, but emphasize and de-emphasize aspects of the text to reflect function or importance through modulating position, size, leading, and kerning. Include the name of the object in the composition. Use a computer drawing or publishing program to complete this assignment. Make at least 10 detailed sketches of your concept before you begin using the computer.
Render your object solely with type. Use the letters on the object or the words for each part of the object as the mass of the composition (e.g. render the handle of the object through the word "handle.") You are restricted to using one type family. Use different sizes and weights of type to create contrast and do not distort the letterforms. You may use a computer drawing or publishing program to complete this assignment. Make at least 10 detailed sketches of your concept before you begin using the computer.
Notes for developing software solutions:
Make a 360x360 pixel responsive composition in the development environment of your choice. Upload your executable file to the server and modify your HTML page associated with the correct problem. If you choose to develop a responsive composition, print a representative image and mount it on a board. Working in Proce55ing is encouraged.
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