This is an exploration in typography. Do the following:
Write a short historical essay about a typeface you like.
- Where did the typeface originate?
- How has it been used? What organizations, philosophies or ideologies has this typeface come to represent?
- What is it about the typeface that appeals to you?
- Minimum length: two pages double spaced, 12-point type.
Adapt for PowerPoint the short historical essay you wrote about a typeface:
- Do not use a standard template. Instead choose colors and typography that you believe fits the subject matter.
- Try to avoid the pitfalls of deep hierarchy that Edward Tufte describes in his essay PowerPoint Does Rocket Science.
- Find suitable images and include them. PowerPoint is a visual medium after all.
- For some good advice on PowerPoint, read about Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 rule.
- ON YOUR LAST SLIDE, explain the successes and difficulties you had in fitting your essay to the PowerPoint format.
- Good Luck!