Letter Forms and Expressive Typography

Using images of letters — digital and/or those documented on our visit to Special Collections — explore the interaction of these shapes. Letters can be cropped, rotated, overlapped etc. to create compositions that explore both the detail of the letterform and the negative spaces they carve. The typesetting and composition of letterforms is an opportunity to convey an added layer of meaning. For this exercise, letters will be used to create a sort of visual onomatopoeia, expressing the meaning of a selected word. This project can be approached both in the typesetting of the word itself, and by using letters as texture.

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