Create a new word; one which has no dictionary definition and a meaning that only you know. For example, the word we came up with is “roleean”, it doesn’t appear in the dictionary, but it means, “round and leaning to the left”. You could decide on your own word with its own meaning. With regard to our new word “roleean”, this might involve emphasising or dramatically enlarging the letter “o” within the word, and using italics, allowing the letter to lean to the side.
My new word
It was a little bit challenging to come up with a new word that doesn’t exist. I tried to think of adjectives and verbs and combine them together, so that the adjective is describing the word and the verb is telling what the word is doing. I came up with the word squarxplode, a word made out of the words “square” and “explode”.
Now choose two extra words from the list below:
I chose “Rock-Solid” and “Inspect” as the two extra words.
For the “Squarxplode” I chose to have square-shaped letters, moving from the center and outwards – like an explosion.
For the “Rock-Solid”, I wanted some heavy weight down at the bottom of the page. I chose to extend some of the letters upwards, to make the heavy part stand out even more – almost like gravity grabbed the word and dragged it down.
For the “Inspect”, I thought of a magnifying glass, and made the letter “C” look like the glass part and the letters “I”, “N”, “S”, “P” and “E” look like the handle. The letter “T” is the one being inspected inside the magnifying glass, and is therefore enlarged.
You will need to supply all your preliminary sketches and ideas along with the final layouts – the foundational process of drawing by hand is important.