I’ve did doled with the cover to give it layers of meaning and texture. The play on what is type is extended by adding paper clips to hint at the derivation of the font design, and the paint effect adds a troupe d’oeil effect and provide another possibility of a way to make type, through inked up printing, and painting.
The remit for assignment 4 was to design a font and use it on the cover. I did design a font, a paperclip font. I have imported the word TYPE and laid it out on the colour used on the content pages. It just looks a bit ‘thin’. So, instead, I decided to try adding a new dimension by photograph in paperclips on top of the design. Unfortunately the yellow artificial light has changed the colour of the paperclip font, does that matter? I actually quite like the colours the light has made. I’ll photograph it in the day time to see if it’s any better.
After looking at some wonderful artists inspired by typography today I thought I’d have a go at creating a cover for my assignment four article based on an image constructed with type. I had a couple of goes, using two apps mashed together: Type Drawing and iColorama. I like these but I’m not sure they meet the brief, not being fonts of my own design.
I have always loved the speed and energy of Picasso’s light drawings. I looked at them again today and found them just as fresh, contemporary and inspiring as ever. What I didn’t previously know was who shot the photos. As often the case the technicians behind exciting work get forgotten….Gjon Mili
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