This is an exciting and favorite lesson of my students. In this lesson students are taught about the elements of typography and how to create type in Adobe Illustrator. I then give them step by step directions on how to create a typography portrait in Adobe Illustrator. They choose someone they want to do a portrait of and then they interview or research that person to find out words that describe them and a favorite quote they can use in the project. They are engaged in this lesson because they get to choose the person they want to make a portrait out of. They also find creating a portrait with type that describes the person to be very intriguing and challenging. They also learn an amazing amount about typography and creating type in Adobe Illustrator along the way.