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Micrography vs. Typography

TWS: High School Lesson, The Self

Liz Schar

on 28 October 2013

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Transcript of Micrography vs. Typography

Art with Text
"From Greek - The practice of employing small writing to create abstract shapes or figurative designs"
Italy, ca. 1825 Micrographic text: Five Megillot (Esther, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, and Lamentations)
Omer Calendar
Micrography developed within the Islamic cultural, in which the written word was frequently transformed into elaborate decorative patterns.
In 1798, the invention of lithography (a type of printmaking) extended the use of micrography beyond the Hebrew one-of-a-kind manuscripts.
Mass production of micrographic prints allowed this ancient art form to reach a much broader Jewish audience
biblical portraits and vignettes as well as panoramas of the holy sites of Israel were especially popular
To this day, the art of Hebrew micrography is still practiced
Postcard - Zadoc Kahn, Chief Rabbi of Paris (1839-1905)
J. Sofer
France, ca.1910
Graphic Design
: the art or profession of using design elements (as typography and images) to convey information or create an effect; also : a product of this art
Piet Zwart
Alexey Brodovitch
David Carson
Barbara Kruger
"The brevity of the text is about cutting through the grease. I just want to address people in a very forthright manner"
- Barbara Kruger
Contour Line Drawing:
Contour drawing is the process of drawing the contours or outlines of objects.
Step #1
An American conceptual artist.
Works in bold, black, white, and red imagery
"In your face"
She uses the techniques of mass communication and advertising to explore gender and identity
She Questions the viewer about feminism, gender stereotypes, consumerism, corporate greed, and desire
Choosing an image
Doesn't have to be figurative
Must have dark and light values
must express emotion and part of your narrative
Step #2
Micrography vs. Typography
What is Typography?
Choose Style:
Choose Style:
Step 3
the art of arranging text in order to make language visible. Creating a unique font!
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