Everyday Type: Creating Letters with Everyday Objects

Jason Jay (JSNJAY), Designer / Art Director

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9 Lessons (53m)
    • 1. Welcome - Introduction

    • 2. Class Breakdown

    • 3. Brainstorming

    • 4. Gathering

    • 5. Hands on Type

    • 6. Font Remixing

    • 7. Stencil Remixing

    • 8. Refining & Designing

    • 9. Summary - Thank you


About This Class

Jason Jay (JSNJAY), A Toronto based Designer / Art Director teaches you how to create letters out of 'Everyday Objects.' His belief is that you can find inspiration in anything and that you can use the objects around you as tools for communication.

In this class you will create a Typographic Poster using Experimental-Remixed Letters made from ‘Everyday Objects.’

The goal is to look at ‘Everyday Objects’ as a source of inspiration for generating typography. Through a creative process students will apply, synthesize and evaluate the construction of letters; these letters will be used as metaphors that convey bigger concepts/ideas.

This class also focuses on this idea of playing in design, to put your personal voice back into your work, making every visual you create, an authentic one.

Through the units EXPLORE, PLAY, REMIX and REFINE students will:

  • Develop a “mindset” that fosters inspiration and creativity
  • Learn different methods of Brainstorming
  • Integrate their personal voice when constructing letterforms.
  • Use Remixing to enhance hand made letters
  • Construct a Typographic Poster using Remixed Letters.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in design, typography and making amazing visuals. Let's get ready to PLAY!