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Ask H&FJ: Four Ways to Mix Fonts

Four Ways to Mix Fonts


i stumbled upon this link on the ISO:50 blog and i think it provides some very good answers to the common question: how do i put fonts together and make them look good?

international design

i found the website for the Warsaw International Poster Biennale which has several categories: Ideological posters - works concerning universal themes, condition of man, civilization problems, social and political actions; Culture posters - promoting culture, art, education and sport; Advertising posters - promoting services, commodities and business; The Henryk Tomaszewski Golden Debut - works submitted by students or graduates of art academies up to two years from graduation. Graduation projects and academic assignments printed digitally can be submitted with permission from the college; Special category: "Chopin Anew" - competition for a poster which presents a new graphic approach to the work and person of Frederic Chopin. Also all of the entries must be printed works that have been published. It was interesting looking at all of the international entries that i really couldn't find a signature style for designers of today. it could be because it is all different genres of posters but otherwise i didn't think there was any distinguishable traits that separated one country from another.

Warsaw International Poster Biennale


polish- golden debut


russia- 2nd place culture posters


france- 3rd place ideological posters

poster research 2/8

since i've decided on a general idea for my four poster designs, i want the feel of them to be like educational posters seen in classrooms. here is a designer doing the same thing, talking about fields.

here are some more examples of actual posters found in classrooms:

poster research

what i really want to do for my poster is a playground scene. when everyone is a child arguments are settled with a game of rock paper scissors, and friends are made with a simple question. i wanted to make sure that the playground scene i create is universal, so i found some playgrounds from around the world.
Russian Playground
Singapore Playgrounds
Tire playground in Japan

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