Monday, 3 January 2011
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Trying to grow my own type seemed a simple enough task...a robust stencil, carefully planted seeds and a bit of tender loving care? However, the amount of time and effort put into this experiment almost made the end result worthless. Nonetheless it was interesting and it worked, albeit not as well as i had hoped.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Way back in the first year of my degree I did a number of typographic experiments for a project titled 'Hidden London'. I stumbled upon these images whilst trying to sort through archives of mess on my computer.
I wanted to represent this by creating type out of natural processes. With my input I controlled the growth and shape of the type, but when I abandoned my work, nature took over and my creations were swallowed.
These photos show the stages of rust as I control it to create type. Out of all the type experiments for 'Hidden London', this was by far the most successful.
Apologies for the poor quality photos.
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Our first industry oriented brief was set by a designer from Spin. The project asked us to design an exhibition poster for an artist showing at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London. I chose to focus on Dan Flavin whose minimalist light installations made some incredible photos. My aim was to create a typeface that both reflected and complimented his work.
These are a few of my initial ideas.