Thursday, December 10, 2009
This was my own typography for my magazine spread on Kat Von D. The "Mi Vida Loca" was created with the pen tool to create a tattoo inspired typeface. I think that I really pushed my creative juices for this design. I think I am close to saying I have mastered the pen tool... with the rose I pen tooled all over my design and the type I think this was my favorite layout I have done yet.
I chose Shelby Schena's Power vs Poverty poster for this new post because I just love how Hope is hand rendered and the peanut acts like a rebus in creating the "O" in hope. I really love this entire design and the way the roots come down and connect with the other letters in Hope are really great. I love this design and really love the emotional impact this poster gives you.
Well when your a Communication Design student you dont have much time to eat, and for those long nights staying up to study and do never ending projects I like to indulge in a little wine. So I chose a beverage I had this week instead of a food. I chose the "arbor mist" wine bottle for my journal because it flows nicely. The little swoosh on the side and the type used to write "White Zinfandel" is a very pretty classy type.
Not only do I love Dave Matthews Band but his last album "DMB Big Whiskey & The Groo Grux King" was all hand drawn by Dave Matthews himself. I think this is a great example as Type as Art because he incorporated the CD title into the entire design. "Groo Grux King" is on a float/wagon type thing getting pulled my horses and then "DMB Big Whiskey &" is acting like a banner about the horse and wagon. I LOVE this entire design. I think its great that Dave Matthews hand drew this entire CD and especially the way he incorporated type and illustration is great.
I found this design in the Vogue magazine and its for a swimsuit company. The rebus in the design is the girl diving across the "A" to complete the "A". I like the design it is very simple and clean and then just adding the girl in to complete the letter really makes the design.
I find inspiration in a ton of places, but my friend gave me this graphics book called "Graphics Alive" and not only is the entire book inspirational but the cover itself speaks aloud! I love the way the shapes create the letters as well as the colors intertwine within the letters.
I was at the movies and I saw this movie poster. The avatar movie poster uses the papyrus font. I personally don't like this type but the people who designed the poster seem to not know where the font papyrus comes from... Papyrus was supposed to be used as a old world pirate scroll font and that was the ONLY thing it was supposed to be used for. Funny thing is, Avatar is a movie about new age technology about the future, nothing to do with the old world or pirate scroll.