Visual Communication, the Sentence Portrait
Typography Portrait, PART TWO- The SENTENCE PORTRAIT: (adopted from “Design for Communication” by Elizabeth Resnick)
Assignment Brief: Your assignment is to create a second “Typography Portrait” in Photoshop. Traditionally, a Typography Portrait is a portrait that uses only typographic characters for its pallette.
In this portrait, you will be using WORDS, PHRASES and SENTENCES (all of which should be thought to represent you, your interests and your beliefs) to illustrate your face.
This is the typography portrait assignment in which the student is encouraged to be as CREATIVE as possible. Almost anything goes, as long as words are the predominant form of illustration on the piece!
SAMPLE PORTRAITS: Click this link to bring up a page of thumbnails of typography portraits. Click thumbnails to enlarge!
Please push yourself to try something beyond just the simple "outline of the shapes of your face with text" approach to your typographic portrait!
Tutorials for this Project: View these before you ask any questions about "How do I?"
PLEASE NOTE: You CANNOT simply use a PHOTOGRAPH OVERLAY for your typography portrait. If you wish to complete this to see the effect that it has, that is fine, but you cannot have that be your ONLY Typography Portrait, it is too easy to complete and demonstrates no effort whatsoever.
Objectives: Where the first Typographic portrait was an exercise in using Letterforms as a design element, this exercise is more about allowing the words to represent you and your personality. Take care to locate sayings, lyrics and words that exemplify who you are as a person. You will still be using Typographic Design elements to make your portrait, but MEANING is a key element here.
Resources: Here is a link to the copies of the pictures taken in class of each student. Download your and save it to your network space..
6. When creating your portrait, please DO NOT recreate your first portrait. I would like you to use completely different techniques and tools to complete a work that looks absolutely UNIQUE!
7. When you have completed a section of your portrait that you like, MERGE YOUR LAYERS, but make sure you DO NOT MERGE THEM INTO THE BACKGROUND! SAVE EARLY, SAVE OFTEN!
8. Due to the relative ease of the Photograph Overlay technique (see the portrait on the last row, left side), if you decide to complete this portrait style, I will require that you also complete a SECOND portrait of some sort (again, use your imagination), if you wish to claim full credit for this assignment!
Grading: This assignment will be worth a total of 150 points: