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Typography Workshop 1.2

In this workshop I decided to refine the first typography design from my first workshop. I developed this on graph paper, below shows the outcome:

I choose to have some letters slightly thicker than others for example the M & N is thicker than U and V as I know this is a more used letter and I wanted it to be more dominant. I like the idea of the arrows and I like the sense of navigation and movement within the text.

Conclusion

I have really enjoyed creating my own typography up to now but I have found this quite challenging in some areas. I struggled when it came to getting the letters to become the same width and height. It was also really hard to position the arrow in the right place to keep the alphabet looking like one typography. In my own time I am thinking of working on a more simpler typography so I can focus on perfecting the width and the height before moving to something more advance.

Design Print Week Manchester

I recently visited the Design Print Event in Manchester where several artists, illustrators, graphic designers and others was exhibiting their work which could be looked at and purchased. I really loved this as it showed designers like myself putting their work out in the real world and trying to be successful.

I really loved the work which I have attached a picture of above as it’s really colourful, fun and uses a range of different techniques including screen printing. I can see this work uses a lot of geometric shapes and vivid colours. This is something I have lately been really inspired by and have been trying to incorporate into my work moving forward.

Below shows a piece where it was plasterboard on the outside with little holes dotted around. On the outside it looked basic and boring. However when I looked inside the holes, big letters in different typography and colours was inside lit up in neon lighting. I felt like this was really interesting as from the outside it looked like nothing but from the inside it had a complete different meaning. I can see from what I have learnt in my lectures that this design has followed the idea about less is more and modernism.

Typography Workshop

Today I had a workshop with one of my lecturers focusing on typography.

My workshop with John consisted of working with rendering typography. We was given typography examples that we could use for inspiration in order to change this to be our own. I designed three different styles of typography, all different to each other to see the difference and effect they would have. Below shows all my typography at the end of the session.

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First Typography Design

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I choose this style from inspiration of one of the sheets. I like the idea of the text getting bigger and I think this would look interesting when trying to make a word stand out when selling something or in a magazine and I also think it would stand out when working with words like”BOOM, POW” (any type of word that uses onomatopoeia).

  • Love the boldness of this don’t think it would work well with thin text
  • I think the colour of the text is what makes this stand out as this is very dominant for example colours like red, black, brown rather than yellow and pastel colours.

Second Typography Design

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This design is something I have mixed emotions about. I really like the idea of the arrows and the typography however I think if the background colour was a blue or green it would have a complete different effect. This reminds me of a warning however in another country for example China, the colour would show the idea of Luck. I think the colour is very dominant and from personal choice a green would make me think of recycling or a blue would make me think of water and pureness.

Third Typography Design

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This was a really simple design that took me a few minutes before finishing as I didn’t have much chance to play with colour My thoughts of this is I like this for an idea for a club or a sign. I think the colours would have worked better being more vibrant for example bright blue and red.

Conclusion

  • My favourite Is the first design due to the boldness and simple colour.
  • I think the second one reminds me of danger or warning too much and this is something I will find it hard to get out of my head now.
  • The third design colours need to be more vibrant as it looks quite dull because of the purple.
Poster Design

Poster Design

Here’s a recent project creating a Poster Design for a fictitious Recording Label.

I came up with several variations for different designs as to what the company could try and achieve and choose my Final Piece out of the rest due to I liked how the colours contrasted together and how the colours was very subtle yet still vibrant and gave the impression as to what a Recording Label features.

I took all Images visible myself and edited them to look this way.