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Mar 20 / Tyler Gace

More Type in Album Art

I was looking at the album art in my music library and realized that the band Within Temptation uses an alternate version of Jonathan Barnbrook’s Mason font. This font was among my favorites when I researched Emigre foundry at the beginning of the semester and Barnbrook’s font was on the site.

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Mar 16 / Tyler Gace

Type Crimes

1. Horizontal or Vertical Scaling

2. Font Doesn’t Work Small Scale

3. Not Enough Size Contrast

4. Inappropriate Leading Between Rows of Capital and Lowercase Letters

5. Pseudo Small Caps

6. Single Family Mixes

7. Multiple Family Mixes

8. Quotation Marks Creating White Space

9. Tightly Tracked Text

10. Poor Shaped Center Alignment

11. Holes in Text Block

12. Ragged Right Edge

13. Ragged Left Edge

14. Stacked Lowercase

15. Indents and Spaces Between Paragraphs

16. Too Many Changes in Bold, Underline, Italic, etc.

17. Big Bars in Data Tables

18. Two Hyphens in Place of Em Dash

19. Hyphen Between Numbers

20. En Dash in Hyphenated Word

21. Prime Marks Instead of Quotes

22. Two Spaces After Sentences

Examples Thus Far…

13TC13

12TC1210 TC10 7TC6

1TC1

3TC3

6TC6

9TC9

11TC11

19TC19

20TC20

22TC22

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Mar 16 / Tyler Gace

Typographers (Harun Zankel)

Zankel is a designer from California with many large clients such as Best Buy, NFL, E-Trade, and Maserati. While most of his work is corporate logos, which are nice in their own respect, I enjoy more of his non-corporate pieces, my favorite being an alphabet he made for his daughter.

 

OFF_Alphabet1 OFF_Alphabet3 B_Dissolve B_GameOn1 B_AA

Mar 16 / Tyler Gace

Typographers (Alex Trochut)

So, it has probably become obvious based on most of the typographers I’ve mentioned on this blog that my interest in fonts that are font straight out of word processing programs is very limited but I’m sticking with the theme. Trochut is a designer from Spain with a diverse portfolio that generally challenges minimalistic typography with very elaborate and embellished designs. His clients include Adidas,  Coca-Cola, MTV, Nike, and the band Arcade Fire. Not being one for the simple and minimal I really enjoy Trochut’s designs and compositions.

 

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Mar 16 / Tyler Gace

Typographers (Dominique Falla)

Falla utilizes many varieties of fonts, from calligraphic to sans serif, to create tactile works that take typography off the screen. She experiments with different media, mostly craft, and is most widely known for her works with string and nails. She holds a Doctorate of Visual Arts from Griffith University.

 

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Mar 16 / Tyler Gace

Typographers (Neils Shoe Meulman)

Meulman’s typography consists primarily of taking calligraphic fonts and adding a graffiti flavor to them. Much of his recent work is done with acrylic paint on canvas. There is also a video featuring him using his “Calligraffiti” style with a broom on the ground outside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhQtN8R7fA8

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Mar 16 / Tyler Gace

Project 3 Final

 

 

Results of the fictional letterform project.

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Mar 16 / Tyler Gace

Science Magazine Article about Fonts

An article about fonts showed up on a science website I frequent. The article was written in response to one of the scientists working with the Hadron Collider making a presentation on his findings using Comic Sans. I believe you have to register with the website to get access but it was pretty interesting. It includes a nice comparison chart of the fonts mentioned in the article.

 

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628962.600-tricksy-type-how-fonts-can-mess-with-your-mind.html?full=true#.UyXHHvldV8E

Feb 27 / Tyler Gace

Logos with Creative negative space in Typefaces

I found this shortly after a class discussion about the shape of the negative space formed by letters. These were some that use it for logos. Not sure if this is considered “true” typography or more graphic design but its cool and involves letters so its going on the blog.

www.designer-daily.com/logo-design-17487/

Feb 27 / Tyler Gace

Minimal Typography

Stumbled across this album cover (Sunbather by Deafheaven) while listening to music and noticed how the letters don’t contain all their normal strokes. The type looks cool but I’m not sure I like the 3×3 symmetrical composition. It works for the cover but is a little static.

deafheaven-sunbather