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GRAPHICAL STYLES OF WRITING

V. Ryan 2002-2017

 

Styles of writing are very important when presenting a graphical piece of work. Artistic styles can change a simple presentation into one that is remembered. Often it is only the title that needs to be graphical with all the rest of the text in a plain and simple style. The style applied to a word should in some way reflect the feel or sound of the word.

 
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1. Look at the word FLAME below. It is written twice, the first is a plain text and the second is in a style that reflects the word itself. Which do you think is the most interesting? Explain why this is most interesting to you.

   

   

2. Examine the next two examples below. The word loud is drawn to appear as if the letters are getting larger or louder from left to right. What do you think of the colour scheme? Would you choose a different colour scheme?
Write down your thoughts on the word river and the style of graphics that has been selected.

   

   

3. In the space below design a style for each of the two words. You may wish to experiment on scrap paper first. Think carefully, not only about the style but the colour scheme you intend to use.

   

METAL

SAND

   
   

 

   

TIP: Metal is bolted together and so the word could be composed of beams/girders of steel bolted together

TIP: Sand is made up of flowing grains. An hour glass is often used as a simple egg timer in a kitchen. Could the word be shaped like an hour glass?

   
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