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8th Grade Graffiti Tag design & lettering Objectives Examine sources of ideas and make connections between ideas and visual expression Become aware of typography where letter forms are used as an element of expression and design Design an original tag that is representative of self Be able to incorporate the principles of design in tag Do some creative lettering Materials 1 sheet white paper pencil, eraser sharpies colored pencils VIDEO HOW TO http://www.ehow.com/video_4979301_draw-graffiti-letters.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpNvJoR-qFk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufgdg8bwexI - blending techniques for color pencils Make sure the students put their name and date on every project!http://www.ehow.com/video_4979301_draw-graffiti-letters.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpNvJoR-qFk&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufgdg8bwexI
Intro: Students will design a personal and stylized signature or “tag.” The tag can be a given name, a nickname or something they’ve made up to represent themselves. This school version of graffiti shows students that lettering is not only important in communicating, but that it can also be an artistic expression. Students may know what graffiti is, but they may not know that graffiti has existed since ancient times, or that lettering is a genuine form of art. Sometimes graffiti is employed to communicate social and political messages. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions. 1. Introduce the principles of art - use the Power Point called “Elements of Art and Principles of Design” from the SHS website on the art page. 2. Explain assignment: To create a personal graffiti tag.
Procedure: 1. Start with a balance plan – symmetrical, asymmetrical, radial 2. Choose 2-3 other principles you want to emphasize 3. Use the iPads to find reference for objective pictures, lettering or symbols or non-objective designs but make sure the final design is original and not a copy of something you have seen. 4. Make several thumbnail sketches to start brainstorming ideas in sketch book 5. Demonstrate different lettering – basic block, bubble letters, stylized lettering 6. Choose one of your sketches to create in full color – size 12X18 Plan and sketch graffiti-style names LARGE enough to fill their page Add design elements such as spray paint drips, arrows, starts, etc. to make it truly personal. Use at least 3 different colors (color pencil) with value shading and color blending technique to make them vibrant and exciting. Start lightly and keep adding layers of color pencil - blending different shades With more layers, the color will become more vibrant The color must be bold and vibrant - not light or too pastel-like Use black sharpies to outline the design Special Notes: Draw lightly so your pencil lines don’t show through Be careful of black color pencils because it can smear and make your colors dirty – use last! Permanent Black Marker could be used for outlining if desired.
(arrows, stars, swirls, etc) add interest and individuality add design elements
surround you tag with a border this helps “hold it together”
colors should be bold & vibrant bold, black outline helps it POP
Make thick characters so you have lots of space for coloring. Overlap your characters and outline them. A shadow can make your graffiti pop right off the page. Graffiti Evolution Two colors are almost always better than one color. This is a key to cool graffiti.
Ever had this problem? V e r y C l e Graffiti Planning v e r Draw two lines VERY LIGHTLY to identify the center of your sign. Count the letters and the lines. Start with the middle letters and lines and work out. Draw your letters very lightly so you can just barely see them. e r e v Your words will be centered and evenly spaced.
VOCABULARY graffiti - A drawing or an inscription made on a wall or other surface, usually so as to be seen by the public, and also called "Spraycan art" and "Subway art" at its height in the 1980s. Although it is sometimes mistaken for (or actually is) vandalism — a defacing of public or private property — and illegal; it may also be regarded as a form of art. Among the most highly respected of artists whose work emerged from graffiti are Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) and Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988).drawingtion made oo as to public oerty — atisKeith H typography - the style and appearance of printed letters