• cut & paste found typography & found imagery
(from any printed materials)
• message must be about type crimes
• decide who it’s from & who it’s to
(this will help create the content/message)
• remember, you’re still a designer!
• understand that it’s not all about the computer
• assess found typography & it’s design potential
specs: 11” x 11”
We are trying a little different curriculum this semester in Typography. This exercise was designed to get the students immediately involved with type while they explore the dos and don’ts of Type Crimes. Ellen Lupton, author of our text, “Thinking With Type” coined the phrase Type Crimes, a list of the most common errors in typography.
Rule Number 1: Don’t be a type criminal!
Here are a couple of examples of our Ransom Note exercise: