John Donne

John Donne, a portrait by Isaac Oliver circa 1616. CLICK FOR FULL-SIZE IMAGE

COJO 256 → PROJECTS → PROJECT 3

When you think intensely and beautifully, something happens. That something is called poetry. If you think that way and speak at the same time, poetry gets in your mouth. If people hear you, it gets in their ears. If you think that way and write at the same time, then poetry gets written. But poetry exists in any case. The question is only: Are you going to take part, and if so, how?
— Robert Bringhurst

Project 3: Meditations

Typography, the meaningful arrangement of letterforms, is an essential component of design. In this assignment, we’ll study traditional principles of typographic design. The key concept for this exercise is to use page proportion and appropriate typography to create a composition that serves and complements the content.

Assignment

Before you do anything, download the text and read the meditations. You also can visit this informative Web site: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/john-donne that has the full biography and analysis of Donne’s poetry.

As you look over the text, ask yourself:

Donne house, Pyrford, Surrey, England

Part of the house where John Donne lived in Pyrford, Surrey, England. CLICK FOR FULL SIZE IMAGE

Objectives

Concepts

See the project handout for specific instructions

GOOD LUCK!

COMMUNICATION AND JOURNALISM 256 | UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS | © 2017 | INSTRUCTOR: Michael O’Donnell | mjodonnell@stthomas.edu | 651-962-5281

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