This lesson started out rough, I must say. They had no idea what a font or typestyle was… AACK!!
So, I started from the beginning. I introduced them to typography. We went over what the difference between typefaces and fonts. We talked about how typefaces are the ‘cool’ part of the alphabet and fonts are the computer files that house them. Once everyone understood, we were started our list making!
I presented a slide that had a few things they needed to answer.
Step 1: Choose one person for each item:
*** These steps helped them narrow down what they would be creating in the end. ***
Choose your favorite person out of all you listed
Find a quote by your chosen person that inspires you
Rewrite the quote in a new way
Use at least 5 different fonts when you design the quote
Once they completed the first two steps, we headed over to the computer lab to look up quotes and typestyles to complete our assignment.
We used, dafont.com, 1001freefonts.com, fonts.com for guidance
I had a few guidelines they needed to adhere to, but they were free to complete the assignment with their own creative license.
Use at least 5 different typestyles in your rewritten quote
Fill the page with a variety of typestyles. Be creative!
Start with pencil (very light) then move to markers or colored pencil