My historical setting will be pop art, more specifically using the dot approach for the background setting. I want to illustrate the main skype and verizon characters as flat, 2D characters with jarring colors, similar to Andy warhol. My goal for pop art is to use the sarcastic and condescending tones that this cultural art movement used in the 50s for their icons. It will be slightly mocking the fact that communication is no longer personal, but all technical and many people today remain uncomfortable having personal conversations without texting or some sort of technological way of speaking to one another.
In terms of a type face, I want a simple and readable text, probably without a serif, so that it has a very easy, airy tone to the piece. I don't want anything to appear formal or regulated, particularily because the skype logo is very simple and child-like.