Type in Your Environment
Created Wednesday, October 3, 2007 | Added Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

The title pretty much says it all.  The objective of this project was to find type our the environment.  We were to pick a single environment, photograph the different type in it, and display the photos in a grid on black foam board.  I decided to focus on type in my dorm room, and from there I limited it to type on my computer screen.

It’s all here in my original description 😛 :

When this project was assigned and described as “type in your environment,” my first thought was type in my dorm room. From there I limited it down to type on a computer monitor and from there different type in Windows –its interface and its most commonly used programs. I took pictures of things like the Start Menu, Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, and iTunes. Initially it seemed to me that there really was not that much differentiation in type, but as I went along and really looked at the pictures that I was taking, I realized that some type that looks identical normally has even the slightest variation on most occasions; thus, I realized how many different types there are just in the Windows interface itself in addition to its programs (which in most cases are designed to have the same theme, and thusly fonts and type, as the interface). Aside from the type aspect of the project, I also learned some new techniques for using my camera’s different macro settings, which I know will be useful in the future.


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