For each project in Graphic Design II students will complete a MINI assignment and a BIG assignment. In the first MINI students will focus on learning about TEXTURE and EMPHASIS. They will experiment with using a variety of media to achieve different textures. They will also learn different ways to create emphasis on certain areas of a work of art or certain words in an editorial layout. They will take what they create in the MINI and use it for the BIG assignment. In the first BIG assignment students will read an article on the Japanese philosophy of "wabi sabi" and create an illustrated editorial layout for the article, as if it were being published in a magazine. Students will use their focus on texture and emphasis in the BIG project.