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Project. Ransom Note

Purpose. A fun exercise to prove that not all design solutions must come from the computer and to explore the design potential in found typography. Discover, create, and combine interesting letter forms to compose an interesting collage of type.

Assignment. Cut type specimens from newspapers, magazines, or other printed material. Create a dramatic typographic effect by composing a short, humorous ransom note stating your actions, demands, and ultimatums. It should be evident that the note has been created by a graphic designer. In other words, it has a design or aesthetic rationale and is not just a random selection of type. You may also incorporated images into the design.

Format. 10 x 10 inches (25 X 25 centimeters)

Time. 4 hours

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