Betz, T » Pictogram



Pictogram: A graphic symbol or picture representing a word or idea in some writing systems, as opposed to a symbol such as a letter of the alphabet representing an individual sound. Earliest examples of pictographs include ancient or prehistoric drawings or paintings found on rock walls. An example is the ancient Egyptian writing called hieroglyphs. This method of communication is still used today by certain civilizations including Chinese, Japanese, and American Indians. It may also refer to a pictorial representation of numerical data or relationships, especially a graph, but having each value represented by a proportional number of pictures.

Solve a visual arts problem that involves the effective use of the elements of art and the principles
of design.

Develop and refine skill in the manipulation of digital imagery

You will:
Design your poem with the use of typography that fits the voice/tone of the poem, replace selected words with images that represent the word clearly, you will also find either a frame online or create a border that compliments your poem to go around. You will use a combination of InDesign and Photoshop to create the look and feel of your poem with images either from the Internet or scanned and cut out using either the selection tools or pen tools in Photoshop.


• Find a poem that’s 10 to 12 lines or longer
• Your poem must be written exactly as it is found
• Replace 7 or more words with an image that represents that word
(Do not repeat the same image – All images must be original)
• Find the voice, feel, and look of the poem with typography. Place the name of the poem and author
at the top of the poem using a typeface that compliments the typeface you selected for your poem.
• Use color to either enhance your type, create a background or use on your frame or border.
• Use layers in InDesign/Photoshop (The size is Letter in InDesign (with a 0.25 margin) and 8.5 X 11
in Photoshop
• You will print out your project in InDesign in portrait with a 0.25 margin on all sides

Suggested websites to help your search, or Google “Poems”

Suggested type websites:
(You can pick up to 3 fonts that you think might work for your poem along with the title and author)

– You cannot download the fonts without my help or permission