Clean and Dirty Systems

Design Problem 1

1. In Illustrator, create a nine-by-nine-square grid open, tightly spaced circles (or download our pdf and edit in illustrator)

2. Woking within the grid of circles four letterforms with common characteristics such as weight, proportion, and density.

3. After creating a consistent and well-structured set of characters, introduce decay, distortion, randomness, or physicality into your design. Use the underlying structure as an armature for new and expected imagery resulting from a physical techniques such as painting, stiching, or assembling.

Ellen Lupton, faculty