plz I need your help

feraslove's picture

today we took lecture about visual juxtaposition

and choose five words every worn in each composition

using only one type

these compositins should communicate and express each word's definition. In these creations the elements should be combined creatively.and we can reduce or enlarge our type and we can repeat the word as many times we feel apropriate.

plz I wannna some examples to understand more better
plz

the words are heavy noise dizzy rage fused apathy stretched

Don McCahill's picture

> I wannna some examples to understand more better plz

Have you asked your instructor/tutor? He/she probably has a better idea of what is wanted than we will.

writingdesigning's picture

From what I understand, you need to illustrate the idea of each of those words using type. A very quick (and not too subtle :) example would be:
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You'll find a whole series of similar exercises here.

Good luck!

feraslove's picture

thx mr writingdesigning tooo much

but the teacher said to us dont put in your composition shapes just type and some texture

plz somebody help me in other words plz plz

pattyfab's picture

Feraslove - I don't want to sound mean, but here at Typophile we often have students coming to us for advice. In general I think we aim to be as helpful as we can. But in your case (and we've seen this before) it seems like you are asking us to do your homework for you. If you want to post some samples of the work you've done for advice/opinions then that seems like a better approach than asking us to have the ideas for you. I'm sure your teacher doesn't want us doing your work for you.

Look at the words, close your eyes, think of what comes to mind, and try to express that using type. Those are all potentially very visual words, you should be able to come up with something. Then if you want us to weigh in, fine.

writingdesigning's picture

Well, you should also probably try and help yourself a bit more :).

One idea would be to find a famous quote on each of those words and try to make a composition out of it. Had you tried looking at these examples?:

http://www.designingwithtype.com/essays/essaySiskind.html
http://www.designingwithtype.com/essays/2_1.html
http://www.designingwithtype.com/essays/2_4.html
http://www.designingwithtype.com/essays/2_8.html
http://www.designingwithtype.com/essays/2_17.html
http://www.designingwithtype.com/essays/essayCarson.html

Another way would be to do something as straightfoward as this:
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Once you've done something of your own, post it here. At that point you can get a lot more ideas and help.

writingdesigning's picture

Sorry, I hadn't known about the previous instances...

Of course, you're absolutely right on this, Patty.

feraslove's picture

thx writingdesigning very much I got the ideas and I want to say for pattyfab I dont from any body to do my homwork I wannt take some ideas and thx for you my friend

feraslove's picture

now I want your advises I have done one

Florian Hardwig's picture

Okay, some thoughts:
There are fonts/weights that say ‘heavy’ more explicitly; look for ‘ultra bold’, ‘heavy’, ‘black’, ‘super’ weights
Do you really need several instances of the word? Does it help to communicate the idea of ‘heavy’?
The layering and the varying sizes/colours imply a three-dimensional space. Does this help?
Does the overall image say ‘heavy’, or rather ‘messy’, ‘crashing’, ‘falling’?

Sharon Van Lieu's picture

For me, what you did says break or fall, not heavy. (I remember the 60's when heavy had a different meaning. You could go psychedelic with it.)

pattyfab's picture

I think Florian's advice is good - perhaps only one instance of the word, in a very heavy weight, sitting at the bottom of the page.

Sharon - right on!

Bert Vanderveen's picture

I like the ones where LIGHT is done in an extremely heavy typeface and RED done in blue, etc.. In other words: don’t be so literal.

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

writingdesigning's picture

This seems closer to one of your other words, 'Noise' :)

Maybe you can try looking at the words with some more humour.... think of what happens to very heavy people or things. Try and show that with type.

Heavy is a relative term. So you may need to show something that's a lot lighter in comparison.

iffy's picture

Also avoid stretching the type. The shift button is your friend.

feraslove's picture

thx for every body and I will try to put the word on the bottom with 3d and more bold

thx for every body

writingdesigning's picture

Bert, that would be great, if it can be done.

Didn't they have T-shirts that said 'I Love Helvetica' set in Times Roman or something?

eliason's picture

Didn’t they have T-shirts that said ’I Love Helvetica’ set in Times Roman or something?

Maybe you're thinking of this.

writingdesigning's picture

"Maybe you’re thinking of this"

Maybe. I haven't actually seen it, just heard it talked about. Thanks anyway.

pattyfab's picture

Based on age and language limitations I don't think humor and irony are gonna fly here. He just wants quick ideas he can crib.

cuttlefish's picture

Didn’t they have T-shirts that said ’I Love Helvetica’ set in Times Roman or something?

There was a famous poster in the '70s that was a red rectangle (maybe square) and had the word "Helvetica" set along one edge in some flavor of Garamond. I wish I could recall more detail about it. I had some graphic design magazines from the era and it seemed to be a popular joke even then. I wish I knew where they were now.

writingdesigning's picture

"There was a famous poster in the ’70s that was a red rectangle (maybe square) and had the word “Helvetica” set along one edge in some flavor of Garamond..."

That sounds like the one. I believe there were T-shirts too.

"Based on age and language limitations I don’t think humor and irony are gonna fly here"

Probably. On the other hand, I started getting confident enough to try doing things using type and images after stumbling upon a book by Bob Gill ('Forget all the rules...'). What worked for me was that he made it all so amusing. Just might work for our friend here too.

Florian Hardwig's picture

the word “Helvetica” set along one edge in some flavor of Garamond
This poster by Jack Sommerford has been posted here (by Mark).

writingdesigning's picture

Thanks Florian. The fact that it was for a typesetting service makes it a lot more fun.

eeblet's picture

Wow, some of links are great - I'm tempted to get the t-shirt with "Helvetica" set in Arial, and see whether I get beat up at TypeCon.

(On the assignment: not to be a bitch, but I'm loathe to help someone when the request reads like a text message - proper capitalization and grammar make posts a lot easier to read.)

writingdesigning's picture

"I’m loathe to help someone when the request reads like a text message..."

I can't agree with you more, but it seem to be a bit of a losing battle these days. We get job applications from well-educated designers written that way! In this case however, English may not be the language he is most comfortable with.

eeblet's picture

I assume you've seen Copy Goes Here? :)

As far as ESL goes, I am sympathetic to people struggling with non-native languages (my Russian is pathetic), but it seems that both Turkish and Greek use capitalization, so internet laziness is likely still at play here.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Come on, we all are just old geezers, with our habits set in stone — people who mind their spelling, are polite (stand up for elderly citizens and cripples), stop for a red light; in other words the generation that’s on its way out.

Barbarians at the gate — nothing new here.

(Where is that irony mark on my keyboard…?)

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

logosam's picture

Just as a straight up example from history. Old but still good is the Heavy Metal cover. Not much left to say.

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