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www.mmlab2.rlc.dcccd.edu/portfoliospring04_1/gennyp/type.
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Expressive Typography Techniques
What we sometimes forget is that letters can also be used
as design elements. These recognizable shapes can be
altered, resized, colored, etc. to communicate a variety of
messages.
Sample exercise
Figure ground reversal
Use at least 3 letters to create a figure ground design. The
letters may touch each other, touch the edges of the page,
be cropped or overlap. For figure ground to work white
space must be included as part of the design process.

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The purpose of  this exercise (see left) is to combine
contrasting typefaces. You may use any fonts to find the
most interesting combinations that best “describe�
the following sets of words.
tall - short
love - hate
beautiful - ugly
wide - thin
black - white
up - down

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http://papress.com/thinkingwithtype/teachers/word_project.
htm
WORD PROJECT
In this classic typography exercise, students interpret the
meaning of a word by adjusting the spacing, scale, and
position of letters on a page.
(see left for list of words)






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http://graphicdesign.spokanefalls.
edu/grdsn201/typeexamples.htm
Typographic Construction and Destruction
- POPOUT:
Look for shapes within your typography to "POP OUT"
- SLIDE OUT:
Look for shapes that you can cut out and "slide" up, down,
left or right
- DISTORTING:
Try twisting, turning or pulling parts of the type to gain a
different perspective

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