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Dec 12 / Ton'nise

Book Process

First I did the layout on InDesign of how I wanted my book and printed it out.

 

I pasted all of the cut out pieces and pasted it on my blank paper.

 

 

After I pasted all of the little pieces on the paper I photocopied it and made it into a book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 13 / Ton'nise

Type Funnies

I was researching about typography when I cam upon this word, “Keming”  I thought of kerning immediately and thought it was either a typo or it was a word I never learned.  I saw this post and I got the joke.

 

http://blog.dcdomain.org/2008/09/typography-jokes-surprisingly-good.html

 

Here are some other sites I found with typography jokes.

 

http://designcloud.tumblr.com/post/29878155353/typographic-jokes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 1 / Ton'nise

Project 4

I dont really know what Project 4 is, but right now I’m looking up 2 words and their definition.  My words are Destruction and Energetic.

 

 

Here is some of my research:

Destruction

Definition: The state or fact of being destroyed. Ruin

My definition: To destroy things

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/destruction

Things that describe destruction:

Fire

Chaos

Death

Destroy

Picture examples:

Energetic 

Definition: The state or fact of being destroyed. Ruin

My definition: To destroy things

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/destruction

Things that are energetic:

Electricity

Children

A happy person

Clown

Cartoons

 

 

 

I’m guessing the end product is supposed to look something like this

Oct 21 / Ton'nise

Fictional letterforms pt 3

The final process I have to go through is digitizing my sketches.

 

This part is really hard because I have to create a letter that will fit into the family and look believable.  Though I feel that some of the letters that I made were believable, they weren’t technically correct.

Oct 21 / Ton'nise

Fictional Letterforms Pt.2

The next part of this project I had to analyze different parts of my font family.  I drew 30 thumbnails of the parts of the letterforms that interested me the most.

The font I chose to analyze is Utopia.

I noticed that in my Font family there are serifs and thick and thin lines.  All letters are geometrical and structured.

Oct 15 / Ton'nise

Fictional Letterforms

This is my third project where I have to create a letter to fit into the Traditional sans category.  This is the first part of my assignment. I have to redraw the letters of Didot font.

 

 

 

Sep 25 / Ton'nise

Alexander R Presentation

My Groups Presentation Alexander R Presentation

Sep 13 / Ton'nise

Aleksander Mikhailovich Rodchenko

Aleksander Roschenko was a Russian artist who expressed himself through photography, sculpture, and graphic design.  From what I seen in alot of his work with graphic design, he creates ads that are geometrical and have basic coloring like black, white, and red.  With his photography, I could tell he was interested in people and where they went and the things that they did.

 

Sources- Coming Soon

Sep 8 / Ton'nise

Thinking with Type

 

This is the book that I use for this class. “Thinking with type” By Ellen Lupton. In this book you learn the basics of typography and its very interesting.

 

Sep 7 / Ton'nise

Type Feature Identification

I was given 2 pairs of G typefaces and I will explain the features in each and the difference in the similar typeface.

Typeface 1

 

In this typeface, the g’s hook on the top is flat ,straight and rounded on the end.  The circle in the middle can be seen as the number 0 shape. The middle section that connects the top to the bottom is pointed in the middle..  The bottom of the g is connected to the middle of the g structure.

 

 

 

 

Typeface 2

 In this typeface, The hook on the g is curved and has more weight at the end. It is attached at upward angle. The round space at the top is a large 0 shape and makes the bottom space of the round part thin.  The middle curve connecting the top part of the g to the bottom starts off as a thin line and gets thicker as it connects to the bottom half.  The end stroke of this character is curved and separate from the middle section.

 

 

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Comparison

Differences between both:

  • The hook on the top
  • The circle size in the top half
  • The middle connecting point
  • The bottom half

The first typeface to me seems like a classic font for more serious documents.  It has a sharpness to it with the angle that it provides in the hook and middle point. Typeface 2 is different than the first because its seems more playful and is very curvy.  The top hook is large and round and the middle point is a smooth curve connecting to the bottom.  The bottom hook is not connected to the middle section like the first typeface.  Ive also noticed that the open space in typeface 3 is larger than typeface 1.

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Typeface 3 

In this typeface  the large oval space  more to the right side which causes the  black space on the sides to be uneven.    The bottom book is wide and low and the flat end is the same width and the width as black part  on the top half.  The curvature of the bottom hook matches with curvature of the white oval space above it.

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Typeface 4

This typeface gives a closed in feel to it.  The front of the top part of the g is very think and the white space is round.  The the stem on the bottom has a steep curve and is close to the bottom curve of the top part.

 

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Comparison

Differences between both:

  • Typeface 4 is larger that Typeface 3
  • Typeface 4 has a steeper curve than Typeface 4
  • White negative space

An interesting thing I found in these two typefaces are that the corners are different.

  • Typeface 3’s corner is at a point

  • Typeface 4’s corner point is curved

Just for fun, I’m guessing that for 3 Helvetica Neue