Type & Image was a form exploration course that covered photographic, typographic and graphic elements that create various levels of emphasis and tension. The course emphasized graphic composition exercises and highly encouraged discussions and critiques. We had to pick an object and a letter that we would use for the entire semester with which we would explore the objectives of the course; I picked an oil lamp that my parents and I brought with us when we came from India as my object, and I picked the letter “L” to complement the shape of the object.