For this exercise, following list of words is given :
- Sardonic [Meaning : grimly mocking /cynic]
- Saucy [Meaning : expressing in a bold, lively manner]
- Skimpy [Meaning : short / revealing]
- Sleek [Meaning : elegant / smooth / glossy]
- Sodden [Meaning : soaked with / saturated / excessively drunk]
- Sordid [Meaning : dirty / involving immoral actions]
- Squat [Meaning : crouch / illegally occupy]
- Stodgy [Meaning : dull / uninspired]
- Stoned [Meaning : under the influence]
- Supine [Meaning : lying face upwards]
- Swagger [Meaning : confident / arrogant]
These words are to be set at 48pt size with Helvetica bold as font, then to be printed, cut and pasted on paper trying to capture their meanings visually and to letar, try it digitally using any graphic software.
I have put up all letters in a triangular arrangement rather than curved ‘Sad’, being unconventional, because when humans feel sad, they generally either become bit introverted or others come near the sad person to console / convince them, thus my arrangement of each letter this human tendency.
To be safe and secured, a framed life is chosen than breaking the comfort zone or out of the box ideas aren’t considered, hence the arrangement of ‘Safe’ is square shaped, similar to a frame.
To denote graveness, to create an impact of seriousness, without any fun-provoking arrangement, I have put up ‘Serious’ in a straight horizontal baseline.
To depict the cynicism or sharp mocking, I have placed all the letters of ‘Sardonic’ in a sharp, slanting manner.
‘Stiff’ is arranged vertically and tightly together to denote the hardness.
‘Saucy’ is arranged in curved manner with remaining letters arranged bit superscript way between ‘S’ and ‘y’, to reflect the lively, bold manner.
I have cut the word ‘Short’ to make it appear short and make it easy to realise the meaning by just glance.
During some little children learn letters and words using blocks with alphabets written on them and by stacking them to create spellings. The word ‘Scholalrly’ reflects the gradual steps of education and wisdom gained by experience over the years and age as well as maturity.
The letter ‘H’ is hidden and peeping from behind the letters ‘S’ and ‘Y’ to depict ‘Shy’.
I have arranged the word ‘Speed’ in a way that the double ‘e’ act as wheels to denote the movement and speed. ‘P’ and ‘d’ are rotated in a way that they interlock.
All the letters of ‘Squeeze’ are pasted together to express the sensation of being squeezed together, thus matching the visuals, meaning to the word itself while reading or even glancing.
The uniqueness can be visually depicted by writing the word ‘Smart’ as simply by rotating the letter ‘a’ bit upwards.
The sweetness and round shape of most of the Indian delicacies is what came across my mind when I arranged the word ‘Sweet’.
The foolishness could be derived from the random arrangement of the letters of word ‘Silly’.
‘Supine’ means lying down with face upwards.
The calmness, serenity and peaceful feeling could be seen by arranging the letters of the word ‘Soothing’ farther away from each other in an equidistant measurement.
To show how the influence / force works, I have arranged the letters of the word ‘Stoned’ as if they were thrown.
‘Snow’ falls are generally shown visually as triangular in direction due to the gravitational force.
Elite, high class appearance is represented through the simple yet ‘Sophisticated’ arrangement.
‘Skimpy’ is used to describe the short, revealing outfits and wearables, costumes. So, I have cut the letters in similar ways while arranging them.
Going downwards is reflected visually so that the vision of the viewer travels through vertical arrangement of ‘Sinking’.
The pieces of the word show the meaning of ‘Shattered’.
The style of ambigram is used for arrangements of letters ‘S’, ‘p’, ‘d’, ‘u’, ‘n’, ‘e’.
The different appearance of the word reflects through the word ‘Style’.
The crouching is seen through the ‘Squat’.
The illegal acts like heinous crimes of killing can be visually represented by placing ‘i’ horizontally as if a dead body in the arrangement of the word ‘Sordid’.
The arrogant, confident behaviour is reflected throughout the pattern created by the arrangement of the letters of the word ‘Swagger’.
The dull / uninspired appearance is denoted through the placing of the letters of ‘Stodgy’.
The elegant, smooth or glossy is visually appealing and hence, the arrangement of the word ‘Sleek’ is.
For digital versions of the same 30 words, I have used vector software CorelDRAW –