Graphic Design Search

Before the final exam on graphic design in J1, I have students cut though magazines to find design elements. They glue them to the assignment paper. Here’s the assignment. It’s usually a big hit.



Directions: Search through magazines, newspapers or print from websites to find examples of the following design items. You will cut and paste to the assignment sheet.  Be sure you label each item. 

(magazines can be found at


Right Aligned Text

Centered Aligned Text

Justified Text

Left Aligned Text

Serif Font (headline)

San Serif Font (headline)

Wide leading

Wide kerning

Reverse Type

Pull Quote (Lift Quote)

A quick read/Infographic

A text wrap


Subscript or superscript

Eye line


Visual Verbal Connection

Jumped Text

Dropped Cap

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