Power word postcards

Power word postcards

October 9, 2013




This exercise is an experiment in collage, that will be created by utilizing Photoshop as a dynamic digital tool.

Certain “power” words evoke a definitive, but also a very subjective reaction.  Images and phrases, in tern, come to define and support these reactions.  Utilizing two power words, create/design postcards that illustrate them through image and type (subject matter and organization of space) relationship.

hate, love, fear, hope, greed, lust, gluttony, purity, obsession…

Understanding how type and image interact within the digital environment is crucial in the development of this piece.


    > research pieces/artists that resolved similar issues and present them in class

    > develop a series of ideas and sketches

    > the work must utilize images and also rely upon typographic subject

       matter and typographic design

    > incorporate photo and illustration elements that you have personally

       taken/created, found elements that support the material

    > utilize Photoshop to construct the piece from your sketches

    > format (horizontal or vertical) size is up to you to define.


    > what do the combinations of images say? what type of synergy is 

      created by combining distinctly different elements together?


Due 10/25 mounted on black foam core, 2 up, with a 1 inch border on the side and 2 inch border on the bottom (name centered  on the foam core, one inch from the bottom, 12 pt Times New Roman).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *