Creativity versus Design


Type blocks encompass the reasons why I am drawn to typography since they often mix fonts to create textures, emote words simply through type, and make letterforms look like pieces of art. The focus of my typography class' assignment this week was to create a type block and I jumped at the chance to create my own. The challenge with this assignment for me was varying the typefaces and format without making the piece look too busy. In the end, my design process seemed to reflect the quote I was designing for - experimenting with different ideas, while also knowing when to scale back my design or keep certain elements.