Wednesday, 7 January 2009

"wise Words"

Poems on the underground

This project is based on the format of typography. I have been set a project to design a series of posters on the theme of "wise words".

Below is some of my research and some trials I have made.

This is a trial of what I made in illustrator,, of some font styles,, I basically added the "make clipping mask " to the letters and to a object, which gave this effect.

poems on the underground

Neville Brody Research

Brody studied Graphic Design at the London College of Printing before immersing himself in the independent music scene of the early 1980s. As an art director for Fetish Records, he was able to experiment with a graphic language that amalgamated painting with a new sense of architecture. This he was later able to exploit in a more commercial setting for »The Face« between 1981 and 1986 where his typographic experimentation, a medium he had hitherto avoided, transformed the look of magazines, advertising and retail outlets worldwide.
For »Arena« magazine from 1987 to 1990, Brody attempted to cool down the frenzy surrounding design by concentrating on a minimal, non-decorative typography, which, as the newly introduced Apple Macintosh computer became central, he then developed into a more expressive, painterly approach. Having started his own London studio in 1987, Brody found that overseas clients were far more supportive of his work intentions - to embrace the potential of the computer and to provide companies with templates that would enable them to carry out their own design needs in-house.
Commissions from Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Men's Bigi and Parco in Japan, and the opportunity to design postage stamps for the Dutch PTT were followed by two major television graphics projects - the German cable channel Premiere and the Austrian state broadcasting company ORF. The transition to working with electronic images was reflected by Brody's involvement with digital type.
In 1990, he opened FontWorks with Stuart Jensen and became a director of FontShop International, with whom he launched the experimental type magazine, FUSE. In Austria, he has set up the design-for-television company DMC; in Japan, he works closely with CD-ROM publishers Digitalogue. Brody's work is now focused upon the evolution of a new visual language that questions and creates a dialogue on the role of electronic design in communication

The adobe logos brody himself created,signature/15.jpg

Wisdom Font By Brody

Research on David Carson

Like Neville Brody, typographer and graphic designer David Carson became influential in the late 1980's and 1990s for experimental typeface designs. David Carson's designs were featured heavily in surfing and skateboarding magazines.
A tribute to other self-taught designers, David Carson broke most of the rules of design and typography, a process that was made easy with the use of desk top publishing programs, such as Pagemaker, QuarkXpress and Illustrator. He experimented with overlapping and distorted fonts and intermixed these with striking photographic images.

Research Eric Spiekermann

As a reason for his motivation to experiment with his first print workshop already during the highschool, his studies of art history, the design of fonts and world travelling as a missionary for typography Spiekermann mentiones his endless curiosity to understand why things look like as a the do.

About one of his font designs, the FF Meta, it is said that it was the font of the nineties. It is sold among 30.000 other fonts (among these the FF Info and ITC Officina designed by Spiekermann) by the " src="" width=11 border=0> FontShop, an former mail-order firm for computer fonts, which Spiekermann founded together with his former wife Joan, in Berlin (1989). Already ten years before, in 1979, after seven years in London, he founded " src="" width=11 border=0> MetaDesign in Berlin, where he was the chair man until August 2000.

Erik Spiekermann is a Honorarprfessor at the " src="" width=11 border=0> HfK Bremen, vice president of the " src="" width=11 border=0> german design council and president at the " src="" width=11 border=0> International institute for information design. Since August 2000 he works as an independent designer in Berlin, London and San Franci


I like the large C in this design.

Research Emigre Magazine

Emigre magazine
Emigre (ISSN 1045-3717) is a graphic design magazine published by Emigre Graphics between 1984 and 2005; it was first published in 1984 in San Francisco, California, USA. Art-directed by Dutch-born Rudy VanderLans using fonts designed by his wife, Czechoslovakian-born Zuzana Licko, Emigre was one of the first publications to use Macintosh computers and had a large influence on graphic designers moving into desktop publishing (DTP). Its variety of layouts, use of guest designers, and opinionated articles also had an effect on other design publications.
The focus of Emigre was both redundant and wandering — both positive qualities as a journal produced by a tight and evolving group of designers and writers with Vanderlans at the center. Vanderlans was typically editor, though guest-editors also appeared (Gail Swanlund, Anne Burdick, Andrew Blauvelt) and the work/writing of Zuzana Licko and Jeffery Keedy reappeared throughout the magazine's history.
The magazine began in 1984 with a focus on the émigré. The first eight issues were concerned with boundaries, international culture, travel accounts and alienation (as the issues' titles suggest). The first eight issues also incorporated a dynamic aesthetic that caught the attention of designers and led to the next stage in the magazine's evolution.
Beginning with Issue 9 — devoted to the art of Vaughan Oliver at 4AD — the magazine explored design in itself, devoting issues to Cranbrook, the Macintosh, type design and individual graphic designers. In two issues in 1992 and 1993, the magazine chronicled the work of David Carson and Raygun.
Increasingly, Emigre became a platform for essays and writings on design. This aspect of Emigre came to the forefront with issues in 1994 and the magazine changed its format in 1995 from its over-sized layout to a text-friendlier format that debuted with Issue 33. The magazine retained this character through Issue 59 in 2001.
Emigre then took a sharp turn with four re-formatted issues in 2001 and 2002 that included one DVD and three compact discs (featuring the music of Honey Barbara, The Grassy Knoll and Scenic).
In its fifth and final incarnation, the last six issues of Emigre were co-published by Princeton Architectural Press as small softcover books. The last issue, The End, was published in 2005.

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Penny Quotes for my posters

“He that has a penny in his purse, is worth a penny: Have and you shall be esteemed”
Petronius quotes
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“A penny is a lot of money, if you have not got a penny.”
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“Government is the people's business and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid.”
Ronald Reagan quotes (American 40th US President (1981- 89), 1911-2004)
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“If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change”
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“In Courtesy, rather pay a penny too much than too little”
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“A penny saved is a penny earned.”
Benjamin Franklin quotes (American Statesman, Scientist, Philosopher, Printer, Writer and Inventor. 1706-1790)
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“Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear at a penny”
Plutarch quotes (Ancient Greek Biographer and Author, 46-119)
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“Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.”
Barbara Kingsolver quotes (American Writer and Activist. b.1955)
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“To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.”
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“Penny wise is often pound foolish.”
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Here Are my final designs

This was a idea to see if my design would work on the different coloured backgrounds. with a different font setting.

Here is my design on a black background with a red poster. I found out that this design would work on any background, and any colour.

I liked this idea more and I it was able to show exactly what I wanted it to say.

the text had a continues flow to it.

I have taken tis idea and have been influenced by the typrographic artist, Eric Spiekermann. I liked his use of work particully the one on my blog with the Large letter C, and the small words. so I wanted to make my type simular to this by having a large "p" and small text.

This idea was not displaying the message across properly and i needed to show the "P" more.