The easiest part for this design assignment was finding
a quote that I wanted to use:
"Wherever you go, go with
all your heart." Confucius
When I found a celestial
background it seemed to tie in with 'wherever you go,"
and a heart was just the perfect symbol for the quote.
BACKGROUND: I started with
an 11 x 17 inkjet print with a celestial background.
LETTERING: I wrote the
quote out on a grid sheet with a Speedball B-3 nib and
sumi ink in a RAUCOUS alphabet format. Then I reduced
and enlarged the words in various sizes --- +75%, +80%,
+150%. I cut up my words and repositioned them on a
waxed grid sheet for a desirable layout. After arranging
my words, I further experimented with the size of the
text by reducing my words by 85% and enlarging 120%.
Then I cut around the final quote with a Xacto #11
blade, leaving space around the letters -- approximately
With the lettering copied onto a transparency, I
determined the ideal placement of my quote.
IMAGE - DESIGN ELEMENT: On tracing paper I sketched out
a heart and added some abstract lines to expand my
heart. Then I traced the final design on the back side
of my color xerox background. The lines and heart shapes
were cut with my Xacto. On my waxed grid sheet, I laid
out my design and separated some space between each of
I then attached the text to my piece.
With a hot foil pen, gold dots were randomly added and
more heavily in the middle of the heart.
Now my image was ready to be photocopied.
I particularly enjoyed working on this design project.