In my workshop with John, we looked at creating the alphabet with our 3 chosen typography designs from the last workshop. I had designed 3 completely different typography designs so I felt this might be really complicated as I only worked with a few letters last time.
Typography isn’t something I’ve been involved in that much in the past as I usually focus more on colour, composition and other similar elements however it was fun and challenging to have a new focus.
Below shows my typography designs from my first workshop.
I started off with my first typography design, this was quite grungy and bold. In every letter, an arrow was present so the challenge in this case was how can I get the arrow to be involved in the typography without it looking too much or out of place. I decided for the letters that curved more that the arrow could curve inside for example C or G. For letters that was more straight lined I decided that a line could be included with the arrow at the end for example A,B and D. I really liked this typography as I thought it was fun and really cool. I could see this being used with street signs, metro links and public transport as it represents the line that trains or busses follow.
This is my second typography design in the style of the two market pens. I decided not to use colour to show this as then this design could be created with different colours available to pick from. Also I wanted to make this really neat and easy to see to give me an idea where the colours would go. I really like this as I think this is really fun and the design follows a lot of linear work. I think this is really fun and could be used with neon style colours for night clubs and similar party events.
For the final typography, I decided to change it so it wasn’t big and bold as I have already had the past two follow this style. I decided to do this one handwritten with curls coming off the letters. I felt this was a French style typography and was very fluid and fun. This typography doesn’t seem to have any limitations which is what I liked the most about this. This type of typography I could see on wedding invitations or even for cake companies or florists. I think this typography is more focused on women and women brands.
My favourite typography is the first one as I think even though it was very time consuming, its really grungy and fun. I also love the idea of this being used on railways and public transport.
My second favourite is the second one as I like the idea of the use of neon colours and also how some of the letters for example C has the letter inside it several times which shows the idea of repetition with the type.
Finally my last favourite typography is the last one, I think this is because of personal preference as I work with more grungy type of typography as calligraphy isn’t something that stands out to me or interests me a lot.