I presented this lesson a little differently to the students than I did last year in the following way:
- I held off doing it almost a month later in the project timelines than when I did it last year during Fall semester
- I presented a full powerpoint presentation that included not only very solid examples of typography portraits I found via the web but also a tie in lesson to the study of typologythat encouraged a deeper investment of understanding for type in all of its forms
- I limited the background color palettes for all of the projects to only black or white and color was only allowed to be used on the foreground lettering/type layers
Anyway, enough of the bragging. Here are some of the best pieces I've seen turned out this round. Some of the students have photoshop at home so they spent significant time out of class working on their pieces but the majority of the pieces were worked on during class time alone (about eight meetings of 55 minutes a piece) with one or two study halls worked in there.