Integrating Letter & Image
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Have you ever designed a headline that needed an image, or worked on an illustration that needed a headline—but thought creating and putting the two together could be problematic? It can be pretty disappointing when letter and image come from two different sources—and are just slapped one over the other! This workshop will help you uncover ways that your work can actually be stronger when you discover how to successfully integrate these forms with each other—as they are two sides of the same coin. The purpose of this four-day workshop is to demonstrate how the rules governing letter and image can be bent and how the two can be fused to create new hybrid forms.
Participants will select and work on at least two of several assignment options, and receive constructive feedback at various stages during the workshop. These stages can include research, rough pencil thumbnails, development sketches, and refinement and execution of final artwork. This work may take the form of finished drawings, be brought into the digital realm, or completed using traditional media. By the end of the class students should have a better understanding of—and the ability to take advantage of—the complex relationship between letterforms and imagery.