Thursday, December 10, 2009

Interesting Type Found In Sharadin

This week's type journal was to find someone elses work in which you found interesting. The only stipulation with it, however, was that it had to be found within Sharadin. Because most people are taking down their work in Sharadin for the holiday break, the selection is extremely limited. This is why I chose to use one of my own pieces of work. The type is entirely custom and hand rendered. Let me know what you think!



Thursday, December 3, 2009

Package Design

For this week, the type journal was entitled "Most interesting type from a package containing food you consumed this week." After looking through my fridge at home for something interesting, I realized that what I had sitting on my desk was far more interesting than anything I could find in my kitchen. When it comes to package design, I find more things that I like within bottle packaging and labels. The bottles hat I had were the limited edition Mountain Dew bottles that were designed by people all over America. They call them "green label art." I collect them because I feel inspired by the patterns and creativity found within the designs of each and every one of them. You can check them out here.
As for package design/label art that I like that I do not consume. however, am exposed to, lies within alcohol bottles. My mother is a bartender, and has been for quite some time now. Seeing as how she works at a local private bar from home, I am around bottles all the time. One of my favorite bottles, however, is Kraken. It is a type of rum which plays off of the idea of Kraken, the squid. Even the ad for the bottle displays visual/verbal synergy and is creative.

Type As Art

For this week's type ID, the topic was "Type As Art." When I saw this I was immediately excited to share what I found while browsing the internet the other day. I came across a series of absolutely spectacular portraits that are made solely from letters. To me, the time and patience put into this work is extremely awe inspiring. I hope you feel the same!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rebus

This weeks type journal was to find an example of a rebus. According to dictionary.com, a rebus is "a representation of a word or phrase by pictures, symbols, etc., that suggest that word or phrase or its syllables." With that being said, I quickly remembered a sign I always pass under when getting coffee. This sign displays rebus in that the letter "o" in the word "coffee" is made up of a coffee bean, instead of the letter itself. Take a look!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Inspiration

Why, hello again! For this week's type journal, we were to find some sort of type that we found inspirational. This week in Sharadin, students from another art class were to make poverty awareness posters. After scanning them all while walking through the hall way, I came upon this particular poster that I found quite interesting. Not only did the swirly text versus the san serif text catch my attention, however, the fact that the slogan above the word "poverty" was mirrored on the bottom of the poster as well, directly below the word poverty. I then realized that the type created was an ambigram. Check it out!



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Good Type Gone Bad

For this week's type journal, the task at hand was to find "good type gone bad." As I began to scan the halls of Sharadin, this one in particular caught my eye. The font use itself is not what bothers me, however, the color of the font is horrid. The use of red within the font does not agree with the tan gradient background. If the font was either black or white, I believe the poster would be much more attractive and appealing. Check it out!









Thursday, October 29, 2009

Good use of a ligature

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like no matter how much work you do, you just keep getting further and further behind? Yeah well, today's that day for me. This week's type journal was to find a good use of a ligature. After lookin through a variety of different texts and type throughout my room, I could not even find an example of a ligature, much less a good or even a bad one. So yes, for this week, I took the easy way out. With the help of google, I came across words that have ligature, however, I do not feel as if they are all good examples. After looking at the following link, observe the "fi" combination, used especially within the word "fidget." This is a good use of a ligature in that it combines the dot on the letter "i" with the ball terminal off of the lower case "f." By doing so, the letters flow much more smoothly, and allow the eye to glide over it while reading, opposed to stopping because of them being separated. However, maybe you have a different opinion? Let me know what you think, enjoy!