THE WORDS- Using
only letters from the FIVE CLASSIC FONT SETS above, create a typographic
representation of EACH of the 10 words
below. Solutions will be created on a 4
x 4 inch WHITE (or possibly black) ARTBOARD in Illustrator. Students may ONLY use BLACK, WHITE and GRAY
the desired effect, avoid simply repeating the words or creating
The best solutions not only enhance the word’s meaning but
are clever and aesthetically pleasing. See the three samples below:
Your TEN WORDS for this leg of the triathalon are:
Save each canvas as a JPEG: seedling.jpg,
PART TWO: THE CLICHE-
a common cliché such as “Keep a stiff upper lip,” “Smoke
like a chimney” or “Between the devil and the deep blue
sea.” If you cannot think of a suitable cliche off of the top
of your head, try heading to ClicheList.net,
the largest online collection of cliches, and pick one! Please make
sure that the one you choose is school appropriate, no sex or drugs
the cliché on a 5 x 7 (or 7 x 5) inch artboard in Illustrator. PLEASE USE
ONLY the letters from the FIVE CLASSIC FONT SETS.
You can create illustrations from the letter forms and use color
if you choose. DO NOT introduce other graphical elements—limit
yourself to type.
Here is a sample ("At the Crack of
Save this file as "cliche.jpg"
THREE: THE LOGOS- For
this final leg of the triathalon, you will be creating a
short series of FIVE Typographic LOGOS. Your logos will be
created ONLY FROM YOUR NAME(S).
Each of the FIVE LOGOS will be created on a 500
x 500 pixel WHITE canvas. You may only use only the FIVE CLASSIC FONT SETS and you may
use only BLACK and WHITE letterforms. Each of the five
different logos that you create will represent a different JOB OR CAREER THAT YOU COULD HAVE THAT SELLS A PRODUCT OR SERVICE. Each logo will consist of your "YOUR NAME" and will clearly demonstrate your product or service in the presentation of the typography of your name. You are allowed to complete MINOR shape and tool manipulation of the letters.
Examples of Mr. B.'s Logos are seen below:
HIGHWAY LINE PAINTER
Save each of your FIVE
LOGOS as: LOGO1.jpg,
YOUR LOGOS AND DISQUALIFYING YOURSELF:
When you have completed this part of the Triathalon, please go online
TYPOGRAPHY TRIATHALON SELF-EVALUATION FORM. Complete
the form, telling Mr. B. what Character Trait each of your logos
to represent and whether or not you think you should be disqualified!
you are done with all 16 different parts of this Typographic Challenge,
sure that each file is saved as a JPEG and turn in the entire "lastname_triathalon" folder
into the DROPBOX. Each of the three legs will carry an equal weight
- The WORDS: 5 points each for a total of 50 points.
- The CLICHE: 50 points total.
- The LOGOS: 10 points for each for a total of 50 points.
There will be additional scoring criteria
for your ability to properly represent your words, cliches and logos.
assignment will be scored by Mr. B.,
using your self-evaluation form and his wits to determine what the
heck you were talking about on your typographical solutions.
Because of the subjective scoring
involved in this contest, the final project grade score that goes
into the gradebook will be curved, the highest class score will become
the new total value of the assignment.
THE REWARD: The
student in each class that gets the highest score on their Triathalon
Events will be exempt from taking any Final Examinations in this class, and will receive
an automatic 100 percent on any tests.