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Typography Process


Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - 09:05:50 pm

@ Birdkeeper Lea

Some of my process pictures and a video!

Tags: 2d | ink | lining | pen | process
you are nicely re-interpreting ways of looking into brief through drawings and symbols and getting to the heart of problem! well done (PS> correct OSS naming-Please note that category should be changed to Typographic Process not Typography Process :)
These are soooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!ドキドキ

Excerpt from Encyclopedia Mythica


Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 - 09:00:32 pm

@ Birdkeeper Lea

A quick excerpt from the Encylopedia Mythica. Only one copy of this book exists, and it is on permanent display at a curiosity shop that only exists in rumors.

This is a quick overview on the animals that will appear in my Typography project and the symbolism behind them! I decided to create more of my own mythical creatures this time around Read more →

this is the best way to keep ideas is good to depart from the stereotype and assumptions of given brief that is focusing on typography and use new totally surprising, poetic resources such as Encyclopedia Mythica...

Typographic Portrait: Process

Elizabeth Liew

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 05:03:58 am

@ carrots


After my research, I sketched out various types of animals into my name using the different animal related occupations as a guideline and came up with a few samples I could use.

However, after sketching out the animals into random occupations, I felt that it was lacking a bit of personal branding, and seemed like a very straight forward Read more →

great documentation...can not wait to see the process
nice documentation- hope you had chance take some risks with new tools! it would be nice to explore all of the ways to bring even most of humor and cuteness from your visuals!

TP: Progress and questions


Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 03:02:38 am

@ 風鳴る翼

After consultation with Prof Ina, we have decided that the cut outs worked really well for the project and suggested that I should continue with all the other 3 with cutouts.

I scanned them before I taped the pieces together.

These 3 will make 1 set for “branches”.

for the second set, i decided that i Read more →

Beautiful vocabulary for your design development ..PLEASE save these JPEGs in a separate folder. You might be able to use it for your ZINE!

TP: Branches are complicated


Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 02:53:27 am

@ 風鳴る翼

With the idea I came up with in school, I went home and tried with the few ideas I had.

These drawing and precision cutting took longer that I expected it to be. However, the final results look interesting. I plan to prop and separate each layer with Read more →

this is great example how best ideas are triggered via unusual process and by chance.I enjoy how you are exploring different routes and at the same time capturing ideas and associations targeting your portrait and typography...:)

TP: more new References


Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 02:42:23 am

@ 風鳴る翼

With my first round of trial and error, I decided that those are not going to make it. I went online and Pinterest to search for more inspirations related to nature!

(click to view individual image)

This got me interested in papercuts and tree branches. After brainstorming, one of my new ideas was to integrate branches and cut outs to form my Read more →

these resources are a good example that there are many ways for triggering ideas and the more unconventional way you take the better!

TP: Getting inspirations from creating


Friday, Feb 12, 2016 - 02:27:44 am

@ 風鳴る翼

After the first look and consultation with Prof Ina, I decided that the keywords for this project would be “nature” and “watercolour”.

These 3 are the ones that I found the most interesting and related from the pile of references that I found.

With all these references, even though I am still clueless, I thought it would be good for me to Read more →

just so enjoy your efforts to investigate! super happy with your initiative .

Typographic Portrait: Research


Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 - 04:49:26 pm

@ /kaywerlyn

As someone who loves Pinterest, my research is mostly based on the interesting pins I’ve found. (Seriously, Pinterest is the best)

(To view source, click on the picture)

These are some of the string art I’ve found. It is very interesting how a simple technique is able to play with both negative and positive space. I really like the colourful ones!

Read more →


Typographic Portrait: Process I


Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 - 04:20:48 pm

@ /kaywerlyn

Hello my name is Kay (for short), and I

like to work with my hands

As someone who is kinesthetic, I learn best through carrying out physical activities and it is also because of this trait that I began to love making/painting.

The technique I would like to use for this is string art, something that I’ve wanted to try for the longest Read more →

you took risk in this project with exploring many techniques and it worked really well for final outcomes. For next project consider for OSS documentation larger images for record

Typographic Portrait: WIP

Ummi Kaltsum

Monday, Feb 08, 2016 - 08:18:57 pm


After all the research I did, I tried it out on my book page, scanned it in and gave a little bit of editing — more to enhancing the image with exposure and all.

Then I realised after I did all these, that I am somewhat at the metaphor or conceptual phase, for example: the thumbdrive, the binoculars, and perhaps the Read more →

you are playing here with juxtaposing literal meaning of your images/graphics (phone thumb drive, calculator)with underlying dense text print in the equally as you image the book choice content will be important :) your personality will be tied with the image ( for example calculator) and will have a certain property or quality of your drawings. A clever combination of metaphorical images is a perfect vehicle to communicate your complex nature. Initial can be built out of those objects - or clever/fanny combination of few metaphors...fro example U "as fragile as thumbdrive" , or Ummi for U in USB or "as efficient as machine".. as cool as ...??? as smart as ???
you can also use simile: Comparison between two different objects, images , likenesses e.g...busy as a if you are good in math as calculator you can design all the buttons on calculator with U is a bit of cliché :) or shape it into your initial..