Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Here is an article I found on I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY which shows a little insight in the creation of a contemporary typeface. I found the most interesting part in which he talks about the necessity for a corporate typeface to not only be usable by designers in a corporate identity but also the typeface needs to be easily used by non-designer employees. 5 years is a long time to spend on refining of a typeface and the commitment obviously pays off.
Friday, October 22, 2010
In my most recent posters for viscom I have been trying to focus on simplicity and minimalism, while it is apparent I am not afraid of using white space, at times the posters can seem empty and unresolved. So I decided to do a little of digging for minimal posters and found a bunch of blog posts from Vidotto. Cool.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Critique feedback & whats coming next: Jamie wants me to expand on the "cross" like motif in the third image and translate the framing into the other two posters, like by cropping out the other stop signs around the cross form. Also generating a series with the use of a-symmetry like in the 6th image with the house. Also the imagery of the house will be filled with textures or surfaces from the image of the house. The surrounding stop signs will also be un-tagged. Furthermore I am going to incorporate the image of my raw curvilinear line study instead of the vectorized version.
Vector and Bitmap have a different look and feel to them and can be used to communicate different ideas. Vector is based off of a mathematical algorithm and creates "perfect" shapes and lines. These graphics are infinitely scalable and look smooth neat and computer generated. While bitmap or raster images/graphics are made up of tiny pixels which limit the amount of information stored in the image. Raster images are not infinitely scalable and only look smooth at there intended viewing size. These characteristics can be used in your favor or against you while communicating with them. If you want a fresh and completed look a smooth vector would be your method of choice, while if you want to create a sense of grudge, distress, or just a more personal/humanist feeling you should use a bitmap. Each can also be used together to create an interesting juxtaposition.