Sunday, March 21, 2010

What's Next?

I'm coming out with a zine titled "Inside Out". This is the type poster for the word mark of the zine. The zine's is a narrative about split personalities and will be coming soon, so keep a look out!

Introducing Splinter!

3D Typeface made from cut up pieces of board.

Splinter: Studio Setup

As a student you sometimes need to think out of the box when it comes to studio lighting that's not available when you need it. This was the set up I created for shooting my type.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Splinter: Prototype "A"

From my sketched out type, I decided that in wanting to create a typeface that would be reflective of war it would need to be real. Something you can actually walk up to and see for yourself, in person, what the type really looks like. So I created a model. Many have seen this and some of the many comments I’ve received have said it looks like a building or a bridge of some sort. Others actually took this to be either something out of Transformers or Sauron’s tower or even his helmet- which I thought was pretty cool! But no, this is the first prototype for A. It stands close to 23 inches high and is constructed out of triangular pieces of card.

Splinter: The Beginning

The design brief in my Type 4 class asked us to create a typeface that would in someway be reflective of war. Any war. I took into consideration war as conflict and tried to understand it form different prespectives. What it would be like from the point of view of a solider, a fighter, an innocent civilian, a journalist, or even a war-time photographer. Form that I began to analyse moods and the atmosphere that encapsulates any war which led to the creation of Splinter. This is Splinter in it’s earliest form. Stage two, coming soon!