Scale, Depth, and Motion

Design Problem 1

1. Create a list of words that have opposite meanings, such as inside/outside, come/go, empty/full, and more/less.

2. Choose a pair of words from the list. Using the typeface Futura Bold, manipulate the scale and placement of the words in order to express their meaning. How does the meaning of one word depend on that of its opposite? Employ contrasts in scale to emphasize the conflict between the words. Compose your work in a 6-x-6-inch square. Consider the full space of the square in your composition.

3. Discuss work and make refinements based on feedback.

Ellen Lupton, faculty