Five Squares Ten Inches

Design Problem 2

1. Create five justified squares f text, each with its own visual texture. Produce variations of value, density, and transparency by using different type styles (old style italic serifs, uniformly weighted sans serifs, geometric slab serifs, text set entirely in capital letters, and so on). Adjust the light to dark value (typographic color) of each square by changing letterspacing, paragraph leading, and other attributes.

2. Arrange the five blocks of text inside a ten-inch square. Mannipulate the scale and placement of the squares to achieve compositional balance, tension, and depth. Squares can bleed off the edges to reinforce the illusion of amplification and recession.

Jennifer Cole Phillips, faculty