Project 2 — word

My Final Choice


Final Drafts

Final Draft Pick

After looking over my examples in class, it seems my most successful draft was the word “hide”– particularly this one below with large letters and a small i. So I will be doing many variation of big letters with a contrasting tiny i.

Drafts for in class review



Here are the digital drafts that I went through. I particularly had a lot of fun with the words hide and remove.





My Thumbnail Ideas

I would like to note, that during my thumbnail sketches I was yet uncertain which words I wanted and had the extra word magnetic included. Interestingly I think I got the best imagery using that word. Some are clearly more interesting than others.

Word Association

In order for me to have some creative juices flowing I decided I would try doing some word association so an idea would be behind every design.

culture–Western culture: ballet, painting, aristocrats,  plays, top hats. Eastern: Asian characters, Mesopotamia (first civilization), desserts, papyrus,ink. Development of civilization: communication, cities, writing, language, travel, road signs. Bacteria culture.

float–flotation device : foam thingy, life vest, banana boat, paper boat, blow up arm things.  balloon, plane, bird, feather, air, helium, clouds

hide–secrets: whispers, spies, FBI, witness protection, fugitive, undercover, top secret files.  Not be seen: small vs tall things, hunting camouflage, under desk, behind curtain, curl up.

solid–concrete walls, blocks, REAL things, big wall, impassible, no spaces, scrunched

remove–throw away, push away, move away, placed away, pushed out

step–staircase, step on, fall down, misstep, step down, go up, step up in life, footprint, footsteps

Mulling the words I chose

For this second project we had to pick words and express their meaning through using the words. I was very unsure which word from our word list I wanted to use because they all seemed very interesting. I decided after playing around with several of them that I would choose: culture, float, solid, hide, and remove. After putting down some quick ideas by pen on paper, I realized some of my ideas were just font and size changes. The only one I was having fun with was hide and remove. The others were not effectively communicating a nuanced meaning behind the word. So I then decided to officially look up the word for all of them. I chose the ones I had already been going for, and the ones that had not previously crossed my mind.

culture– 1) the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.2)the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the drug culture.

float–1)to rest or remain on the surface of a liquid; be buoyant: The hollow ball floated.
2) to launch (a company, scheme, etc.); set going.

3)to issue on the stock market in order to raise money, as stocks or bonds.
4) to let (a currency or interest rate) fluctuate in the foreign-exchange or money market.
hide–1) to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered
2) to conceal from knowledge or exposure; keep secret
solid–1)having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness), as a geometrical body or figure.
2)having the interior completely filled up, free from cavities, or not hollow
remove–1)to take off or shed (an article of clothing)
2)to dismiss or force from a position or office; discharge
step–a movement made by lifting the foot and setting it down again in a new position, accompanied by a shifting of the weight of the body in the direction of the new position, as in walking, running, or dancing.

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