This blog is really simple…I’ll let the typography and hand-lettering I’ve created do the talking… ♥Carl
Typography and ‘good’ Signage is quite a passion of mine, especially when its hand-crafted with the skill of the traditional sign-writers. The sign below really caught my eye and ticked all my boxes on a boys trip to Brighton, and I can say we did exact what The Sign Says and drank copious amounts of both the mentioned beverages…I did also have quite a hangover the following day as well 😉
You know how I love ‘GIF’s’ on MilnersBlog….the Graphics Interchange Format that was originally introduced by CompuServe in 1987, but it’s now truly inspiring how these ‘simple’ GIF Animations are now expanding to really become a new and true art-form, none more so than this typographical one by MountStar, a Motion Graphic Designer and 3D Illustrator from Fukuoka in Japan who is seriously ‘raising-the-bar’ in the field of Digital GIF animations, especially with his latest project Hidden Typography
This year ‘2012’ provides us with a truly unique moment in time on the 12th minute after 12 O’Clock & 12 Seconds, on the 12th Day of the 12th Month, 2012… Epic!.
But it got me thinking…how do we capture that moment… this precise second.
I came up with the idea to use my graphic design skills to create a typographical christmas wreath to symbolise this moment, although ‘thankfully’ through the design process it developed into a more fitting and festive ‘Christmas Tree’ thanks to observations from others.
The next stage was choosing the perfect typeface to build this yuletide moment in time, but I have to say… this was the easy part, as the typography company Aerotype had sent me a Promo PDF of their latest ‘Tattoo’ typeface Keepsake that had the most beautiful Glyphs, which can add so much character to any piece of typography. Although beautiful as it was, I couldn’t afford to buy this gorgeous font for my simple task at hand, luckily I managed to extract from their PDF what I needed to create my christmas typo tree (sorry Aerotype, no copyright infringement intended)… all in the name of Art.
Below is a ‘Tiled Gallery’ of my initial sketch ideas and all the ‘design-development’ concepts which lead to the final piece… but lets not forget this all stemmed from that 12th Minute after 12 O’Clock & 12 Seconds, on the 12th Day of the 12th Month 2012
… a true festive fragment in time
Designed & Created by Me 🙂
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