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ransom note
Design a ransom note using found type.
Use newspapers, magazines, and other
printed matter. Your note should be brief
and witty, stating your actions and
demands. Make it visually compelling and
dramatic with an applied design sensibility.
Gather the assets for your note by cutting
out a variety of letters. Use larger letters for
your message, and incorporate smaller
type as texture. Tear the paper to add an
unexpected element. Alter, cut, distress,
rearrange, or manipulate the type. Push
yourself to use the material in a creative
way. You can also use a photocopier to
replicate and scale the material.
Composition size is 8" 3 8" (20 3 20 cm).
Scan the final composition. You should
always keep a digital record of work done
by hand.
“I look forward to lunch every day, so what could be
worse than discovering that your sandwich has been
stolen? To further the impact, I placed the ransom
letters on a napkin, signaling the end of the
sandwich was near.
Designer: Elizabeth Man
If you loved this, you’ll love these!
Type As Pattern and Texture, page 18; Typographic Pictures, page 21
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“The joke at the office I currently work in is that the office managers will often
post passive-aggressive notes in the kitchen, along the lines of ‘Whoever put
the carbonated beverage in the freezer needs to stop NOW.’ What better way
to counter a passive-aggressive note than [with] an aggressive-looking ransom
note? I wanted the message to take up as much of the allotted space as
possible, to best convey the aggression. The crumpled body copy and scratched-
up background surfaces are meant to further hint at the writer’s agitation.
Designer: Christine Park
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12 playing with type
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1
ransom note
Design a ransom note using found type.
Use newspapers, magazines, and other
printed matter. Your note should be brief
and witty, stating your actions and
demands. Make it visually compelling and
dramatic with an applied design sensibility.
Gather the assets for your note by cutting
out a variety of letters. Use larger letters for
your message, and incorporate smaller
type as texture. Tear the paper to add an
unexpected element. Alter, cut, distress,
rearrange, or manipulate the type. Push
yourself to use the material in a creative
way. You can also use a photocopier to
replicate and scale the material.
Composition size is 8" 3 8" (20 3 20 cm).
Scan the final composition. You should
always keep a digital record of work done
by hand.
“I look forward to lunch every day, so what could be
worse than discovering that your sandwich has been
stolen? To further the impact, I placed the ransom
letters on a napkin, signaling the end of the
sandwich was near.
Designer: Elizabeth Man
If you loved this, you’ll love these!
Type As Pattern and Texture, page 18; Typographic Pictures, page 21
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letter and wordplay 13
“The joke at the office I currently work in is that the office managers will often
post passive-aggressive notes in the kitchen, along the lines of ‘Whoever put
the carbonated beverage in the freezer needs to stop NOW.’ What better way
to counter a passive-aggressive note than [with] an aggressive-looking ransom
note? I wanted the message to take up as much of the allotted space as
possible, to best convey the aggression. The crumpled body copy and scratched-
up background surfaces are meant to further hint at the writer’s agitation.
Designer: Christine Park
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