Michael Cole
Coordinator/Graphic Design

TYPE FACES: Beginning Graphic Design /Typography Project

Project Published 8/30/12 Last updated on 3/1/20
Description: There are thousands of typefaces, some great and some not so great. One of the most important aspects in understanding the selection and integration of letterforms and type styles is just looking at different font families. The Project: The project is to create a series of caricature faces using only letterforms and bits and pieces of individual typefaces. Objective: To explore and understand the changing character and dynamics of various typefaces and their associated letterforms.
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Age Levels
5 / 5 • 9 Ratings

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Kristine Adams

Posted on 7/24/19 3:00:39 PM Permalink

My camp kids really enjoyed this activity!! So cool!!​

Lori Jenkins

Posted on 3/14/19 5:28:58 PM Permalink

​The link in this lesson doesn't work--I am so disappointed as I would like to use with my level one students.

Michael Cole

Posted on 11/13/12 4:33:58 AM Permalink

Thanks Mark... Give it try as we always have fun with it.

mark deyoung

Posted on 11/13/12 4:25:12 AM Permalink

Fun project Michael! Congratulations!

Michael Cole

Posted on 11/12/12 8:53:07 PM Permalink

Thanks Susan...

susan dyer

Posted on 11/12/12 7:49:16 PM Permalink

What a fantastic project! So innovative and creative!

Michael Cole

Posted on 11/12/12 5:43:18 PM Permalink

Thanks Kris...

Kris Fontes

Posted on 11/12/12 5:25:41 PM Permalink


Michael Cole

Posted on 10/30/12 1:51:07 PM Permalink

Thanks Nicole,
Let me know how it works for you.

Nicole Dalesio

Posted on 10/29/12 11:10:47 PM Permalink

This is so great! I love this project! I want to try it myself!

Michael Cole

Posted on 10/26/12 1:03:09 AM Permalink

Thanks Cris for your vote. We always have fun with this project as it really opens the students up to talking and communicating with one another.

Cris Castro

Posted on 10/26/12 12:43:37 AM Permalink

Great work and varied forms to communicate it. You'll have my vote.

John Doherty

Posted on 10/24/12 2:59:10 PM Permalink

No problem. Best of luck. Hope you win your category.

Michael Cole

Posted on 10/24/12 12:50:39 PM Permalink

Thanks John, much appreciated.

John Doherty

Posted on 10/24/12 5:27:13 AM Permalink

Hi Michael. Just to let you know that you got my vote in your category.

Michael Cole

Posted on 10/24/12 1:09:50 AM Permalink

Thanks Judy. Let me know how the project works out for you.

Judy Durkin

Posted on 10/23/12 11:55:19 PM Permalink

Wow! Thank you! Definitely going to use this in my classes. I voted for you.

Michael Cole

Posted on 10/23/12 5:23:32 PM Permalink

Thanks Angelique and Dena,

I hope the project works for you. I would be interested in seeing your results.

I have the students submit their project as a .jpg and then I put together a Javascript slide show for the final review and critique.

Dena Wilson

Posted on 10/23/12 5:07:38 PM Permalink

Brilliant exercise! What a great way to "get your hands dirty" with typography!

Angelique Pool

Posted on 10/23/12 5:03:12 PM Permalink

I like this project. We are working with type right now. This came a great time. Thanks. I'll let you know how it goes.

Michael Cole

Posted on 10/4/12 1:23:58 PM Permalink

Let me know how the project works out for you.

John Doherty

Posted on 9/17/12 3:58:15 PM Permalink

Excellent. I think the examples are great. I want to have a go at this!

Michael Cole

Posted on 9/12/12 2:37:01 PM Permalink

Thanks Janet.

Janet Russeau

Posted on 9/12/12 2:09:19 PM Permalink

Very cool. I love the creativity and expressiveness of the faces.