This is my second time teaching a semester-long Graphic Design elective to high school students. I have a much smaller class this year with only 12 students.
As part of our typography unit, I showed this video by Ji Lee on Type as Image (I edited out some of it). After that, I had the students create their own Type as Image vectors in Inkscape. They had a little less than five class periods to create their words. I had them present their top three designs.
I’ve been very impressed with how quickly this group picked up vector design. Here are a few of their Type as Image creations:
The students will make refinements based on my suggestions before adding the project to their portfolios.
Which word was your favorite?
(You can see a photo of the Type as Image projects from last year in this post.)