In Design and Typography, A LIGATURE is the combining—tying together—of two letterforms, usually to save space or to solve a design problem.
However, the ligature has also evolved to create logos and brand identification visuals. It’s important to learn the significance of the letter and the letterform to create literal and abstract graphic elements.
Students in this program who are not heritage speakers have the most freedom with this project since they are not wedded to the meaning of the letters; they look at the shape of the letterform itself.
If you had to use the letter—any letter—as a building block, how would you use it?
Ligatures–two letterforms–on tracing paper from the type book I gave you.
You can mix:
upper and lower case
letters and numbers