Sunday, February 22, 2009

Type styles I have been using some Choices in typefaces such as black letter, oldstyle, modern ect... I have chosen to use one skull design to start off then changing the fonts to see how the fonts change the way the skull looks. In away the typeface has all the power in this project to show the emotion and both similarities and dissimilarities in both the styles and fonts relating the the structure of the skull.

Base Skull Design.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Typography learning

post to your blog some of the things you’ve been making and what you’ve learned about typography through your making.

I am experimenting with different typefaces to create a skull I have made a few so far its very interesting how the form changes when the typeface changes. Kepler has some really interesting Glyphs so I am playing around with creating the skull in a decorative fashion which gives it a Day of the dead look. I have also messed around with a few sketched Ideas of using a skull and Psychedelic tpyefaces to see what it would come out. I want to take it to the computer after a few refinements. One problem i have run into is you cannot just pick a typeface off hand when creating a picture from it because it must fit the picture if you want a viewer to understand what they are looking at in a type form. For it to be read able as both image and text you have to choose the placement as well as the style that it will be in. I find myself staying away from bold lettering because it seems to wash the image out.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Typography writing

write a page or so (not including images) about this recurring typographic tendency or larger trend you observe from your research. how would you describe it? what are its traits? where did it begin? where does it appear? who’s doing it? why is it important?

It seems that the area of making type look like images is for both bold and playful statements. I have noticed it used when they want to symbolize a coming together not of images of people but words that have meaning. It seems that when these words are put together in image form the both the words and fonts become that much stronger. The images are recognizable to the population. Most of these forms are not abstracted down to a few typefaces and meanings. It appears that the typefaces are similar in nature to one another such as a sans-serif with a sans-serif and so on. There are some images i find interesting because the image the text make is sort of a haze so you have to look for it. I enjoy that aspect the most is looking for it. It begins in various places but i see it used the most in the 60's and 70's in posters putting text where the images should be a sort of rebellion against image focusing more on the type or the power that font gives to the changed image itself.Also, you see it more now I think because of the incorporation of the computer being able to create images from typography more smoothly than before. Artext is one of the main modern sources I found doing this style the most. On their website they state that they want to show that images are just as powerful as words and just as easy to understand. It's important because it seems that our society today depends on images to read whats going on in ads or any other form of graphic design. But, to take that image and make it meaning full words that turn out to be an image you seem to stop and study it creates a relationship with all viewers when they look at it. They may notice words that other people have not seen which makes the work unique in the aspect that people can choose what to see the image as a whole or breaking it down into the simple text or the typeface.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

InfoArch-Wurman Reading

I thought it was interesting how the reading was talking about how we view the world. How each person is different. Even if i was to make a universal Icon or poster someone might view it differently. This might because of their past experiences or how they are feeling at that time. It reminds me of childhood looking at images that are something else or playing that game telephone.

I think that is why we have so many different artistic views because some are attractive to people and others are not. I think the world is better when people view it their own way because that means we have creative writing as well as creative art styles.

This reading effects my reading by bringing up a lot of questions that are being answered by my research such as. Why are these writers thinking this way. I know a few of them where brought up thinking that this was the only way. Or slowly came to terms with how to improve the area around them hoping it would better other people.

I just wonder if i go back to read their stories again will i find anything that makes me ask more questions. I feel that this reading has warped my perspective on viewing and listening/reading. I have noticed that some of their readings do not collaborate with their works. I wonder if the writing they do has any effect on their work or their work as effect on their writing or non at all.