In my Typography class, our latest assignment was to layout a menu design. We couldn't use any color, had to fit it all onto a single sheet of 8.5 x 11 inch paper, and we had to use all of the text my professor gave the class (no editing allowed). We needed to produce two different designs of the same menu. One was meant to look more traditional while the other more on the abstract spectrum. The goal was to focus on creating hierarchy and contrast among the information we were given with the type.
While this was challenging, I really enjoyed this assignment. I personally was more fond of the abstract menu, but it was hard creating something abstract while be so restricted to what we could and couldn't use. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with what I ended up with.