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 started playing with some ideas in Indesign. I plumped on the idea of a four page double sided booklet, in Indesign. I liked the fonts I used when I mimicked the Guardian article so much I have decided to use them in the article: that’s Alfa Slab serif and Nadia serif. The trouble with the Nadia serif (which was as close I could get to a copy of the Guardian body text), that I got a free version which only includes regular text, no caps and has quotation marks and apostrophes missing! I first wrote the article I wanted to lay out and then set about dividing the text between the pages and thinking of how I wanted to illustrate each point. So many choices, too many really.
Here is TYPE inscribed for the front page of my article. I have reduced the thickness of each glyph (?) to make them more paper clip-like. I’m not as keen on this design as my pancake font idea, especially since having now googled it, I discover lots of versions of paper clip fonts. However I am not having another go at the pancake font as I am still smarting from the memories of the burns I got doing it last time.