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Jack & Jill


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Jack and Jill. Visual Literacy assignment.

Jack and Jill

Went up the hill

To fetch a pail of water

Jack fell down

And broke his crown

And Jill came tumbling after



You are going to use visual symbols to replace phrases of a nursery rhyme. Think outside the box - focus on conveying the message of each phrase. You will have a limited number of symbols to work with - be creative with them.

Download and open the work file in Adobe Illustrator.

These are the symbols you can use for this assignment.

Execute your solutions in black and white, unless your concept dictates otherwise.

How to use Adobe Illustrator

In the six areas, create visual equivalents for each part of the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” by using the dingbats and/or punctuation marks given in the file.

The symbols you can use are located to the right of the Art board.

The only tool you will need for this assignment is the Selection tool (Black arrow).

selection tool

You won't need anything else.


You can copy, resize, overlap, and rotate the symbols.

You need to select (click on) the symbol to edit it.


To duplicate a symbol:

* Select it

* Alt (Option) drag it.


When resizing a symbol - hold SHIFT key to constrain proportions.


Rotate a symbol by placing the cursor at the corner of the bounding box.