Expressive TYPE Illustrations

  • These projects, for Illustrative Type, are various expressive/illustrative typographic pieces for the most part created using Copic pens/markers and graphite and then combined in a final portfolio book. Each piece (read below) had certain guidelines to follow, and taught me a lot about how you can approach typography in illustrative, conceptual, fun, experimental, creative ways and also using a grid. Instr: Jack Keely, AiCALA​​​​​​​
  • // Cover Page //
    For my portfolio book of this class; must include name of class and my name.
  • // Framing, cropping, and overlapping //
    Had to place 2 letters in a 6-square grid using Copic pens and a pencil.
  • // Expressive Type //
    I chose a word ("SMILE") and had to illustrate the word through a play on its imagery.
    Awarded Best of Quarter Spring2010

    Stay tuned for the whole set coming soon called The "Playful Type" Collection.

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  • // Expressive Type //
    I chose a word ("BUG") and had to illustrate it through a play on its imagery, also did a play on the phrase, "don't BUG me."

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  • // ...with frame //
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  • // Expressive Type //
    I chose a word ("FRAME") and had to illustrate the word through a play on its imagery.
  • // Expressive Type //
    Given the word "NATURE," I had to illustrate the word in the environment it represented as if it was becoming part of "nature". The above three images had to show a succession.

  • //​​​​​​​ Experimental Grids //
    Experimental sketches of different layouts in a 3-column grid.
  • // First Initial //
    Using my initial "C", I had to form the letter with imagery that's important to me.

  • // Book Spine Cover //
    Had to create a spine for my portfolio book incorporating the name of the class, "Typography 1". I used printed letters combined with hand-drawn gradients to keep with the style of the work in my portfolio book.


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