First of I would like to thank you for a fun, quick and very informative class! I really enjoyed it.
Second my word , well it began with a sentence and then while working it just clicked and it came down to the word Grateful.
I began with the below option , because i immediately thought of the cheese grater . and so i wanted to incorporate holes in a subtle way! but I hated it, it reminded me of the stuff i sometimes find when googling for quotes (sorry google!)
and so I then thought well why don't i do the holes on the word grate from grateful , and I also didnt like it. When I was searching for the shape of the cheese grater , like the shape of the holes (instead of going to the kitchen and looking at it ) haha lazy! so I searched for the vector shape and i created the hole , the tear like shape specifically , i started subtracting it , but it was too much , no matter what size or scale , it was too deformed.
Finally the light bulb struck and the idea was to expand the word and create the grate in the A since it has the same shape almost ! and so I had to change the font from Franklin Gothic to Swis721 Blk BT, because i wanted the box like shape of the A rather than an angled one! so I closed up the A shape and curved the edges and subtracted the pattern! and VOILA !
and here are some other variations in terms of arrangement & color
the purpose was to make the word ful as subtle as possible while accentuating on the word "grate"
so after that It hit me that someone might have done the idea! so i searched (quick google images search) to check if this might be an existing idea! of course I did find similar ideas in terms of the cheese grate and illustrations but I didn't find any in typography (YAAS!!)
I would love to hear your thoughts and of course which is your favorite option!!