Play on Words Design
By Barbara Nikoomanesh, October 18, 2006
- High School
- Graphic Design
Common Core Standards
Anchor standards for Speaking and Listening:
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Anchor standards for Language:
Conventions of Standard English:
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
- use their creativity to design an image that combines two words to create an unusual visualization
- improve their drawing skills by completing a detailed, colored pencil rendering of the "Play on Words" they design
- use technology to improve their Photoshop skills by manipulating the colored pencil drawings and designing creative lettering for their "Play on Words"
- scanner or digital camera
- 12”x18” drawing paper
- colored pencils
- Lead a discussion with your class about the combination of two words together that can create an unusual visualization. i.e.: I Pod (an eye embedded in a flower pod).
- Brainstorm with the class, writing down all of the different ideas they come up with.
- Each student should choose two of their favorite ideas to use in making rough sketches of their visualization.
- They should discuss and critique their two sketches with the teacher, and then begin a final drawing on a 12"X18" piece of drawing paper of their favorite idea.
- The students may use colored pencils, as well as ink in their final drawing.
- Remind the students that their drawing should be detailed, well-proportioned, and shaded.
- Once they are done with their drawings, they should scan their completed image to use with the Photoshop program.
- Using Photoshop, the students should manipulate and perfect their scanned rendering.
- With Photoshop, they should label their drawing with the combination of words they chose, using different letter types, fonts, and design that best fits their image.