Monday, March 23, 2009

Typography name: Type genetics
subtitle: forming the family

This 2 day conference at Kansas City Art Institue consists of understanding type genetics (the structure with in a typeface such as X-heights and the weighs of the various typefaces) within the computer. At this conference you will be able to view and use multiple typefaces and font families to create a unique rage of typographic images. In this conference typographers and designers will come together to understand how type can be utilized in typography programs to create new structures such as landscapes, people, and objects. Throughout the conference there will be workshops and demos to help receive a better understanding of how type genetics is constructed and used. Special guest speaker Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich will be showing some of his work and answering questions on this subject.

Speaker Bio

Roberto de vicq de Cumptich was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. In 1982 he moved up to New York after receiving a painting scholarship from the Pratt Institute where he earned his MFA. Roberto works as Senior Creative Director/VP at Harper Collins. Some of his clients include Adobe, Alfred A. Knopf, Columbia Records, and MTV. Roberto is well known for his playful use of type faces to create landscapes and characters. One of his works–Bembo Zoo– a childrens book created where the animals are created by the type face Bembo.

other names:

The faces of type
-creating emotion through type images

-creating emotion through type

the big picture
-using type to create images

type characteristics
-image through typefaces

New Timeline (made with real time!!! ^_^)

Conference in a nut shell

The conference is about computer generated typography and its modern day genetics. By genetics I mean the family that font fits into the weights and height that makes up its characteristics. These type faces when put into a humanistic ideal such as a skull convey the genetics of the typefaces when placed side by side. This creative thinking helps us understand the constructs of the typeface both in structure and outer structure with in a computer program. The outer structure being the tracking and curing of letter forms. So, when the typefaces are put side by side the slight differences show when placed in this imagery. Not only the typeface has its own genetics but the skulls they form a type of genetic marker as well.

The speaker will talk about how to make type into something new something sexy. Using different type faces to create various women makes the genetics unique in that they are the same image but the type face changes the placement and body structure of each woman made out of the typography therefore the type has unique genetics it will be passed to the image. Even if they are the slightest changes in the thickness of a letter it will change the whole image of the woman. Taylor Lane design representative Gary Lane will show how this unique type to image concept is put into action.

Within the work shops you will learn how to put typography into images and see the difference many font families make to your art work that you have created. You will find this out by using Computer base programs as well as hands on work.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sorting Categories and Macro Micro sorting

my main categories are
1. how long the stories/movies are.
2. Number of deaths in each story.
3. Alphabeticaly

Then i developed sub categories to help structure the macro groups
I used history of the novel
and who is chuck palahniuk

this will help to get an idea of who the writer is and where he comes from also you can notice some of his life experiences or actions that will show up often in his work.

Monday, March 9, 2009

lil timeline ideas

Sunday, March 8, 2009


My Map color coded for easy understanding.

Monday, March 2, 2009

my questions for type

The ! shows what ones worked in my experiments with type. These questions played a large role in creating what I have now.

1!.How can typography convey the image?

2!.How can typography be used to distort an image?

3.How can typography create an image in a 3D form?

4!.How can an image be simplified using typography?

5. How can Typography create an image without showing the image itself?

6!. How does different fonts change the same image?

7!. Can a font show the image in its better than other fonts when simplified?

8. Can the color of the type effect the image?

9!. How will scale effect the original concept?

10. Can distorting the type change the over all effect of the image?