Typographic Illustration

My friend, who is a high school art teacher, asked if I could come in do help out with a project she was introducing to her students. The goal was to use typography to create a portrait of an artist. It was an interesting challenge for me to consider and articulate the lessons about typography and image-making that could be gleaned from the project, while encouraging the students to explore and consider type as a way of creating shape and value.

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