College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Graphic Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Graphic Communication



Primary Advisor

Howard Vogl


Typography is an essential component of Graphic Communication. The purpose of this study was to bridge typography with hip-hop art. To bridge the two disciplines, hip-hop art was presented in the context that it is actually practiced by these artists. The use of a questionnaire and a drawing lesson was intended to bring the subject within its true context. Presenting the art form in its true context enabled participants involved in the study to understand the art form with the perspective that the discipline, like typography, involves the use of lettering. Participants that were interested in drawing were able to reproduce lettering with the drawing lesson that was presented with the questionnaire. Most participants accepted the samples as an art form, while some did not have favorable opinions. The results concluded that the questionnaire and magazines with samples of hip-hop art enabled participants to recognize it as a discipline that uses hand lettering.