Found this in a typography book in the library. The sense of texture created just with type is very eye catching. I will use this as inspiration for creating texture in my posters. It is a step away from the grid with spacing between body copy, yet also has that sense of control to the viewer.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I found this online at a site called ISSU.com, which features magazines. This magazine immediately caught my eye as the type was set so tight. The tracking and leading are both uncomfortably tight. It is extremely distracting to me, especially in the second to last shot of circuits. The i and s which overlap seem to have a white outline. I think it would work in second and third example, as it flows a little better, almost as a connecting element, but still is a little hard for the eye to see. While I think the intentions were good to try something new and different, it is not my style of type design.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This artist is really amazing, I came across this website for viewing creative videos and this artist does some really beautiful calligraphy artwork. Here is just one of his videos. The way the type has a sense of graffiti, yet also this refined and elegant oldstyle sense is different and creates something worth watching.