Type Bits

Download Project Brief: \TypeBits1

Download grid template:

typebits_grids_2011_circle1

typebits_grids_2011_square1


Module dimensions (look for office labels with these dimensions)
Squares: .875 x .875 (you can find these on planetlabel.com: 7/8 x 7/8 square labels, uncoated
Circles .75 x .75 (you can find these on Amazon.com: BAZIC Round Label, 0.75 Inch, 504 Per Pack)

TRY THIS PROJECT

1. Pick a random text message from your cell phone.

2. Using office supply labels (squares, circles, or rectangles), construct modular letters that spell
out the message. Use the content of the message to shape the letterform design.

3. Convert the letterforms into vector graphics using the Live Trace command in Adobe Illustrator.
Arrange the letters into a full lowercase font.

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Contributed by Helen Armstrong, Miami University

See p. 79 of Participate for sample student work.

Bordoshuk : Download font from Fontstruct.com

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Grace by Hall:

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CEG by Griffiths: Download from Fontstruct.com

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Azion by Brennan

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Manchester:

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Gebhardt:

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Zilis:

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Nick Peltz:

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Villarreal: mod typeface

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Krekeler: Mod typeface

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Atkins: mod typeface

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