When looking for graffiti for this blog, I found out that my own stomping grounds on Grand River Avenue on Detroit’s west side is a treasure trove of lovely tags on the side of abandoned buildings.
I saw this truck recently. I was checking out the sans-serif and how it was positioned on the truck
I just realized that one of my favorite movies by Spike Lee, X was done for the promotion of the movie in slab serif typeface.
I learned about French designer Hector Guimard’s work last year during a Industrial Design history class. I really enjoy his work especially what he designed for the famous Art Nouveau sign for an entrance to a Parisian subway.
I realized that I have seen his style of work before and that was when I would see old school posters and design work from the 1960s. This was a time when more people were “rediscovering” his work and appropriated it to be a zeitgeist for the times.
I really need to investigate why this is, but I really really like the typeface developed during the Art Deco and Modernism period. Makes me think of flappers, and new money.
I did some of these for my type class. I can most def see the differences in the letters within and outside the typeface.
I really like this one I did. It is a little off center but other than that, pretty decent.