What do you really know about fonts? What do you feel when you see a font that looks like this ? What about this ? What about this ?
This assignment is the first step in becoming intimate with one letterform in one type face. The type you choose must be a "classic " (no cowboy or comic sans, please), so here is a starting list to choose from:
Garamond, Baskerville, Bodoni, Futura Light, Times New Roman, Plantin, Ehrhardt, Gill Sans, Cheltenham Old Style, Century Schoolbook
Select one letter, upper or lower case. Look at the form, the curves, the "feel" of this letter. You will be recreating it in a monumental format so look closely.