September 2010 Archives

Uppercase Re-Do's

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I wasn't happy with the first set of these letters, so here are the improved letterforms:


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Lowercase Letters

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Uppercase + TeXtureS

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This is just an idea. I wanted ruby-red glitter, but it's been a long time since I've played with Photoshop... I'm having to re-learn a lot of things.

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Uppercase Letters

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I'm technologically challenged.

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Pieces

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Strokes, etc. Inspired by the Wizard of Oz. For some reason, the curling of the Wicked Witches toes became somewhat of a concept behind this design.



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Font Families to be Inspired By

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1900, and I am totally fascinated by the typeface characteristics that came out of that time. Here are some examples of font families I found that will inspire my original font face.

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Sketches... in progress

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It's playtime. Will have this more wrapped up tomorrow evening. sketch1.jpg

Tidbits of Inspiration

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I love the ruby red slippers in the story. I really think I might go with that motif, since they were her vehicle in reaching home again. There's a quote from the movie Juno that ties into this idea, I can't remember exactly how it goes, but something like this: "It always feels good to be home again after you've been somewhere really different for awhile", as she rubs some flowers on her pregnant belly. When I moved back to Minnesota/Wisconsin from Oregon, I felt the way Juno and Dorothy did. So I might steer in that direction just because it's more personal to me.

I think it would be fun to use the counter in the O's as a space for some illustration, I do like the kaleidoscope idea someone suggested in class. As life can be be some times, some things look skewed, dizzy, and unrealistic. Although I was never on acid, when I look back on my life the last two years it is like looking through a kaleidoscope. It surely was a trip.

I like the Monotype Old Style font, it was used in the book. The serifs on the font attract me most, I would like to play more with those.

Here's a link to some interesting things I found online about the Wizard of Oz storybook:

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Blog, Blog, Blog

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This is my blog. I have never done this before. I feel so saavy.

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