This is the result of an expressive type brief. It’s a conversation, taken from the video game Grim Fandango, between the protagonist Manny Calavera and a balloon animal salesman/skeleton. I’m not entirely happy with the result and might tweek it some more. The ‘(*w)ringing’ is pretty sweet(*/fudged) though!
We were given 10 words to work with for this exercise. I wasn’t a big fan of the words given to us, but I had to suck it up and work with it.
I kept some images minimalistic, and I might have gone overboard with others. I’m posting the ones I really like, and keeping the rest on my Flickr. The link can be found at the end of this post.
RenRen Wynter : check out some of his work really interesting designs. The simple use of colour makes this piece really powerful along with the layout.
I’m unsure who this orginally belongs to (not mine) though i really like it. Its unclear though the way in which its layout out means the words are easily readable. The use of size and the weight of the stroke is great aswell, really capturing your eye.
Theo Aartsma : Im not normally into this sort of design thoguh this piece really stands out to me. The use of all the colours means, as text it doesn’t get boring even though ‘Pure Passion’ is the only thing there. Even though the shapes a minimum they are still easily reckonizable and make a really powerful piece.
Tommy Nardine : This piece really interests me its not clear and doesn’t really work as typography though because of how strange it is you look harder. Then when you look closer your mind basically sorts the text out as your read down so as you reach the conclusion you’ve had to really think about the words.
‘Don’t jump because death is just not worth the time and effort for you are still young & life is calling’
This works as a piece for me. The artist has tried to resemble someone who is slugish. The ‘h’ maybe a little far out though its still clear to which word its meant to be and the meaning behind it.