My first typography project in design school was to create a 3-panel piece in response to text given to us about the Big Dig in Boston. There were two phases of this project. In the first phase, all of the type used had to be of the same family and the same size — this, in my opinion, was entirely too restrictive and the results were poor.
The second phase allowed for greater typographic freedom. I chose to represent my daily, ever-changing encounters on the MBTA Red Line in this part of the project (using only typographic elements).