Produce a series of 25 compositions of differing
gray values on an empty scanner bed by controlling the rhythm of the light which hits it. Test the full capacity
of this procedure — the maximum range of variations you can produce. Print five of the most interesting
and varied compositions.
Articulate the sections of your composition as distinct and semi-regular zones of grey. For each section, choose one letter in one typeface and in one size, which, when repeated, most closely reproduces the grey value of the scanned section. Letters must remain legible and not overlap. Use only the letters A–Z. In each section
of the composition, explore the effects of type size, letter-space, and line-space. Choose three scans and make two equivalent typographic versions of eac. Print.
Produce a higher resolution typographic translation,
in which you capture a greater degree of grays from your scanner composition. Capture as closely as possible the values of the scan. Use only one text box (section): 8 x 8 inches. Capture horizontal as well as vertical variation. Use three letters and three different weights of Univers, Make three compositions and print.
Jack Henrie Fisher
Nothing is the same
Take two dandelions and look at them for five minutes. List how they are different from each other. Take two leaves from the same tree and do the same thing. Take two peas from the same pod and do the same thing.
Nothing is the same. No thing is the same. Everything
is itself one of a kind.
After doing this for a week, look back at these pairs
of things again and make a new list. You will find more differences because you have been exercising your power of observation.
Genius is looking at things in an unhabitual way.
Work in areas where you are unsure, in places you’ve not been before.