Tuesday, June 3, 2008
In the olden days of design letters were hand set. A company called Letraset used to make rub off letters. I've been collecting them since they became obsolete. My students were amazed with the possibilities. These were done on 3 x 5 index cards. A smaller canvas is less intimidating.
Posted by .................. at 7:21 AM
Monday, June 2, 2008
This week each student was given one 4 x 6 index card. I put a pile of markers, crayons, pastels, ect. on my desk. Everyone was allowed to take one medium. I would say out loud a number, and with that medium they would have to arrange it on their index card. After 15 minutes they would switch mediums, and I would give them a new number. Sounds complicated, but the outcome was simple. Original Typography.
Posted by .................. at 12:03 PM
During the Dada period artists would work in groups. They would fold a piece of paper into several sections. Each would take a turn but only see and work on one section at a time. I think students took a lot form this exercise. Creativity should not be forced, but allowed to present itself. I can't stress enough the importance of exploration.
Posted by .................. at 11:43 AM