This is a magazine article I did about William Faulkner. I wrote the article and did the layout. I did not take any of the photographs for this one.
Faulkner Magazine Spread -click on this link for a slightly better quality, larger image. Please pardon the fact that the file compression made some of the text look boldface where it should not be.
This is my first attempt at creating my own typeface. I only have caps and numbers so far.
This assignment was to create an advertisement for a typeface using only typographic solutions. It took me a while to decide to add this one to my blog. I couldn’t quite decide if I liked it or not. The piece feels to me as though it is lacking something. In the end I decided to put it up here because parts of it were sucessful. For my typeface I chose Copperplate Gothic. That particular typeface is often used on corporate nameplates, so I tried to make part of the ad look as though it was a nameplate. That was the part of the ad that I felt was sucessful. The rest of it was just kind of blah. The typeface is clean, so I tried to reflect that in the design, but it felt a bit too clean to me in the end.
I took an unfinished dragon sketch that I did and put it in In Design, used a separate layer to draw over it using only text glyphs, then deleted the image. I only used typfaces that I already had on my computer. No characters were warped in any way, though I did resize and rotate the characters freely. Click on the PDF link for the original, higher quality file.
This was done in In Design for a project to create the twenty-seventh letter of the alphabet. I invented Arah, which sounds like the French pronunciation of the letter “R”.