Ok, designing my web page with absolutely everything to do with it totally up to me is not as fun as it sounds. For a start all the really cool effects, like elastic thumbnail menus or CSS animated poster circles are way too advanced for a first time doer. Not to mention that after staring at my stuff for the last two years all I can see is the bits that should be fixed up, or the fact that none of it is really good enough to put on the internet for everybody to see anyway. Then I have the daunting task of settling on a ‘style’ to call my own – I know very well that I will have to live with that style until I redo it, and the way I am I’ll probably get tired of it before the end of the year… It was only a matter of months ago that I was working on my business cards, letterheads etc, (in older blogs you will see them) I’m already ready to redesign them – hmm, wish I could create something I would like forever. Or would that be considered boring. Read the rest of this entry »
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With only a week to complete and so many other things to do this little project has sort of fallen right down to the bottom of the priority list, but I had a go anyhow. I have always been wanting to do something with typography and with so many words to be placed on the cover of the A5 booklet it was the perfect opportunity. At first I wanted to work on a grid-like design but with the final large list of words to include it would have looked a bit odd. Chris has a lovely tutorial on working with typography on his blog (found in my friends links) so I gave it a go and quite like the end result.
What do you think, have I chosen the best colours or should I of left the background white and the type dark?
Looking at the life of Jonathan Hoefler it makes me feel that if I had only half his dedication, skill and talent I would be satisfied with my life. He has led an incredible life and such a short one as well, not that it is over something tells me that the best is yet to come.
Some of the magazines he has designed original typefaces for are Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Esquire and the list goes on and on. I love magazines, they are little packages of nice smelling art which we can take home to do with what pleases us, I have always treasured every magazine I have owned and dreamed of working on one. But to design the Typeface for a magazine… that’s just incredible. Read the rest of this entry »