Hey guys, it is Tuesday yet again and you probably feel like this day is never going to end, but yet why would you want it too? Today is the day where we really get to praise typography and study it's brilliance. What is Typography you ask? Well I am here to answer that: ty·pog·ra·phy- 1. The art or process of setting and arranging types and printing from them. 2.The style and appearance of printed matter.
Typography in graphics design is one of the most important and influential aspects of design from the most basic
to your more complex (and a little bit crazy)
There is so many brilliant typography pieces out there that is hard to choose one to be liked the most but that is where the fun comes in. The technical and visual beauty of these pieces entice you and make you want to be skilled enough to try your hand at it. The best thing about it though is that you don't have to be incredibly skilled to have fun trying! Practice makes perfect guys so here are some inspirational and awe-inspiring pieces that I ran across.
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Dec 07, 13 at 7:20pm
Welcome to typography sunday!
I was planning to scan a bunch of photos of the type in Issey Miyake's PLEATS PLEASE advertising but I lied. My scanner has broken. I hope you like low quality photos! It's a simple series, but also a very creative one. Take note of how it's used as part of a greater advertising effort to communicate the energy and playfulness the clothes embody.
"PLEATS PLEASE epitomizes Issey Miyake's concept of creating clothes from "one piece of cloth" and I discovered many possibilities in his idea. Ball them up. Shrink them. Lightweight. Beautiful colors. Playful. These PLEATS PLEASE keywords open up endless creative possibilities, much like paint for the canvas or colorful clay for sculpting... The letters PLEATS PLEASE, made out of PLEATS PLEASE fabric, dance in time to the rhythms I perform on a carimba... I unleashed the playful, colorful spirit of PLEATS PLEASE that makes you want to get up and dance, in the form of a simple rhythmical melody." -- Art director Taku Satoh, my emphasis
So this series is about playfulness and motion. This has been represented by showing the letters in different stages of motion, creating the sense of the fabric bursting from the letter forms. Note that the reverse is also true- the fabric is able to fit into each letterform, highlighting its flexibility and transportability (e.g. PLEATS PLEASE travel through the planet).
This also communicates that the clothing itself is highly flexible. The series was initially sold on its ability to move organically and beautifully and on its transportability as an antidote to the pretension of avant garde fashion.
“If you remember the shape of your spoon at lunch, it has to be the wrong shape. The spoon and the letter are tools; one to take food from the bowl, the other to take information off the page…when it is a good design, the reader has to feel comfortable because the letter is both banal and beautiful.”
I really quite like this guys work, and I was browsing around his tumblr today and I saw this. It's a typography piece for Bayern Munich that he's quite funnily made look like a frothing glass of beer. I thought it was quite clever, but whatever here you guys go!
Nov 16, 13 at 6:53pm
is this just a general type inspo thread then?
-I've been frothing over the gameboy logo recently:
-The pleats please logo is pretty clever. pleats please is a series of clothes manufactured by pleating clothes so they fold in crazy ways, which is pretty cleverly conveyed in the logo imo. i have a book lying around with a couple more beautiful logos and layouts for the series. if anyone's interested i can try and scan it. link
tbh science papers are a really interesting source of type because of the need to represent complex and frequently bizarre data. frankly, scientists should get basic training in design before they can publish anything
Nov 08, 13 at 7:58am
I know this isn't a request thread, but any of you guys willing to knock something up for me? Been looking at tutorials etc but I'd rather put my trust in one of you guys at having a crack at something for me...
What I'm after is obviously Typography with the following words
Portsmouth Pompey People Passion Pride Ours PFC
The 'Portsmouth' being the outstanding text, in blue and bold. Possibly even if you could put the text in the shape of the crest? Whatever you may wish.
Here are some other words in case you need more
We Own Our Own Club Blues Play up Pompey
Could do with it being at least 500/500px
Nov 05, 13 at 9:46pm
I've actually tried doing mimicking the 9 one before. The idea is easy, but, it didn't turn out as I thought it should be. I'll probably get back to it after I finish the Mother Nature piece.
Nov 05, 13 at 4:54pm
haha love the garamond one too. the 9 one looks sick as well.
Nov 05, 13 at 8:15am
Here are a few typography pieces that peaked my interest. I quite enjoy the Garamond one.
Oct 08, 13 at 3:04am
I'm utterly dreadful at fonts, everyone here knows that. Any good font I've made is generally an imitation of somebody elses' font style.