The Typographic Self-Portrait is designed as one of the more challenging projects of the quarter. However, students almost unanimously report back that it is the most fun. Students are given a photograph of themselves and are expected to reproduce their likeness using only typography and fonts. Fonts should be manipulated using the envelope warp function. The self-portraits should not be free-floating on the page, but rather contained within some sort of cohesive compositional framework. Font styles and compositions are completely up to the students. The instructor will model different strategies and techniques to pursue within this project. Students are encouraged to research their own techniques in order to achieve a truly unique and individual final product. Technique, process, composition and design are are heavily emphasized in this project. Students will be expected to organize their work clearly in separate layers. Accuracy of execution will be examined.
Examples are posted to the right. The project rubric is attached at the bottom of this page.