Pinky Plates are a series of exercises whose purpose is to promote
clear communication, orderly hand work, the understanding of
abstract visual concepts and the ability to follow direction.
Pinky Plate 4
Format White Mayfair cut to 11"x15"
Reproduce the title and the text of this assignment using your
own hand lettering.
Represent the concept presented in the text with a photo. You may use two photos but not more
than two. Online image sources are fine as long as they are cited as directed.
All work must be black and white or grey scale.
Simple clear layouts are best.
Do not lay text over the image.
The photo you chose is very important, take time to find an exceptional image.
Refer to the provided tutorials for help with hand lettering.
Lettering will be all caps. Competence with lettering will require
practice and planning to deliver a suitable final project.
When hand lettering guidelines should be drawn with a light 2h pencil
and lettering finished with a thin black gel pen, guidelines are then erased.
Practice and test in order not to mar your final.
Your name must be hand lettered on the back of the pinky plate.
All images need to be sourced and cited MLA style on the back panel.
Exception: Due to the length of citation URLs photo citations may be printed via computer
and pasted at the bottom of the back panel.
Materials are chosen to fit the task. The object itself, the purpose it will serve, the spirit it will
express. All of these determine the material from which it will be made.
Using the same architectural hand lettering on the back of your Pinky Plate print
this brief excerpt from On the Road Jack Kerouac 1951
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved,
desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.