• Exercise III – Press Type & Type Collage Compositions (Some for Animation)

Illustrate with Collage + Press-Type materials… an ‘Inspiring Quote/Poem (Exercise III)’… by choosing ONE QUOTE (by one of the following ‘Master Minds:’).

“Collage Quote” examples ( continuing to S O U N D words / type ), by former students:

MLK Quotes 3


Jordan myers type quote





Media: Press Type + Collage Materials (word + image media… can be completed in Adobe Photoshop when incorporating layers + transparency + effects + added colors + images).

*It also possible to combine these collage materials (hand-made + scanned) with: Digital Typeforms… further diversifying your creative palette of methods and tools.

Size: 11 x 17″ (vertical or horizontal layout) – Printed as a ‘Poster’

Resolution: 300 ppi / dpi (or higher, if printing a larger poster is desired).

Consider: Hierarchy / emphasis, gestalt / unity, and the use of color (perhaps as a focal point / selective focus – in this “QUOTE” (word + image) for your final draft / composition.


Continue to ‘post’ additional drafts (‘stills/cells’) as these develop further into your selection of an upbeat/humorous/meaningful ‘Story/Narrative/Passage’ for the Final: 75 Frame – 5 Second – Mise-en-Scène – Animation Sequence… (i.e. Roto-Type-Animation)…

Master Minds (*At any time we can add to the list)…


Also Printable:

Click on Gray Link to Open + Download + Print:  ExIIIMasterMindsQuoteList


John Lennon – “There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known.”

Maya Angelou – “Nothing will work unless you do.

Sherman Alexie – “You know, people speak in poetry all the time. They just don’t realize it.”

Abraham Lincoln – “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

Martin Luther King – “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Anne Frank – “Whoever is happy will make others happy too.”

Benjamin Franklin – “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Alfred Hitchcock – “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.”

David Lynch – “The concept of absurdity is something I’m attracted to.”

Jim Jarmusch – “I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.”

Ansel Adams – “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

Lily Tomlin – “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.”

Mel Brooks – “Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.”

Bob Dylan – “A song is anything that can walk by itself.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy – “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.”

Virginia Woolf – “You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”

Leonardo Da Vinci – “Learning never exhausts the mind.

Herman Melville – “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”

Jack London – “You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”

Plato – “The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”

Aristotle – “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Socrates – “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”

Pythagoras – “The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.”

Albert Einstein – “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Carl Jung – “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”

Buckminster Fuller – “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

Emily Dickinson – “A wounded deer leaps the highest.

Seamus Heaney – “I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening out from an original center.”

George Lucas – “I wanted to race cars. I didn’t like school, and all I wanted to do was work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the hospital thinking about where I was heading. I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college.”

Nikola Tesla – “The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.”

Ralph Ellison – “I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time been ashamed.”

Jorge Luis Borges – “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

Pablo Neruda – “Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.”

Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle – “Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.”

William Blake – “If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”

Mahatma Gandhi – “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

William Shakespeare – “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

Bruce Lee  – “As you think, so shall you become”

Isaac Newton – “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

John Muir – “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

Rudyard Kipling – “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”

Dr. Seuss – “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

Lewis Carroll – “No good fish goes anywhere without a porpoise.”

Walt Disney – “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Hellen Keller – “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

Ogden Nash – “Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.”

Black Elk – “There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.”

Harry Houdini – “No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth.”

Rainer Maria Rilke – “The only journey is the one within.”

Rabindranath Tagore – “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”

Walt Whitmann – “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

W.H. Auden – “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.”

John Keats – “My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.”

Willian Butler Yeats – “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

Albert Camus – “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” 

Bob Marley – “Wisdom is better than silver or gold.”

Leo Tolstoy – “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”

Victor Hugo – “Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.

Lao Tzu – “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”

James Baldwin – “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

James Joyce – “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Ralph Waldo Emerson – “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Henry David Thoreau – “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

T.S. Eliot – “Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.”

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – “What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.”

Ernest Hemingway – “Courage is grace under pressure.

e.e. cummings – “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.


– All Quotes (listed): from the website:  “Brainy Quote” – http://www.brainyquote.com

Exercise III Introduction – Mrs. Cruz