The morning class of eager freshmen gear up to create their first letterforms. Gestalt veteran Jeanette returns to assist the students.
The timer starts and students begin laying down their first letterform fragments.
In addition to the chopped up letterforms, this first group was given 30 rolls of colorful washi tape.
Some letters took form fairly quickly, while others were reworked and layered as the session moved along.
Students were given two minutes to work out their letterforms and 30 seconds to tape them down before they were rotated around.
Some letters were ripped up and restarted completely. After many revisions, the X finally starts taking form.
The entire group coming together to put the finishing touches on the last few letters.
After two hours of rotating and creating the students show off all of their hard work.
The three prize winning students for exemplary letterforms.
After a brief presentation on gestalt principles, the students get to work.
To mix things up with group two, they were given double-sided tape and a dozen colorful sharpies to work with.
The pool of letterform scraps begins to dry up as more and more letters are deemed complete.
Students break up into small groups to work on the last remaining letter sheets.
Eventually it was realized that the R sheet had been missing this whole time. The students were given five minutes to work as a group to assemble the final letter.
The group takes a minute to breathe and review all of their work. They settled on the name “Demonic” for their alphabet.
The team. All session photography courtesy of Joe Piccirilli.
The second set of prize winning students for exemplary letterforms.
One final thank you to Anthony Inciong, Jeanette Pidi, and Joesph Piccirilli for all of their hard work making session three possible.