ART 213 Computer Graphicsinstructed by Ralph Larmann

T-T 2:45-4 pmHyde 224

Poem Project: Controlling type and color

example by Matt Wright, Spring 2001




Work with the object and type attributes within Adobe Illustrator

Size requirement: image area 8" x 10"

Elements of the Project

Use type to create rhythms in text. Remember to use a small group of basic elements throughout the work to unify it. Things like shape, color, size, etc. can be reused in varying degrees. Try to use many variations of text rather than working with same font size, color, etc. throughout.

You may pick an existing poem or write your own. Use the rhythms in the poem to help dictate the kind of rhythms that will be used in your composition.

Any sort of frame or unifying background may be used along with any decorations/embellishments




To control color, open the "Color" under the "Window" Menu. Once the window is open it is possible to create new colors using the sliders. These colors can be dragged to the "Swatches" window and named for future use. Remember that fill and stroke colors are separate and must be selected in separately.