2D Typography (Research) – Part II

Hi everyone! I finally managed to compile some really inspiring retro typography projects I found in a couple of books. Accumulated a massive library fine in the process of it but it’s alright 🙁 Hope the publication pages will give you some inspiration for the final zine project as well. The book titles are 1) Elegantissisma by Louise Fili, 2) I wonder by Marian Bartjes 3) World Tour by Francisca Matteroli. I lost the title for the final book but I’ll update it ASAP. Enjoy!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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2D Foundation II – Point of View (Final)

Hey everyone!

When I came out with the different POVs, Joy pointed out that they were rather quirky and a few of them were geographical themed. So for this project I decided to go with a geographical theme! 🙂

Joy suggested during consult that doing travel brochures or postcards would be quite apt. I personally really love retro vintage posters of the 1970s. What I love about them are the use of muted yet vibrant colours and how they compliment one another minimally, even if it’s just 2 or 3 colours.

Retro graphics are usually irregular shapes or kept simplistic. To create the graphics, I referenced original photographs of the locations, and I made sure the style was kept constant throughout. To emphasize the retro look, I used vintage textures in the background. I also wanted to bring the message across in a subtle way, hence, it wouldn’t be the first thing you notice about most of the compositions. I also like playing with scale to emphasize distance/ of certain areas in the illustrations.

Since I went with a quirky theme, I wanted the “dots” to be subtle and not  “in your face” so that viewers can find it themselves.

1So here they are…

  1. A dot from the POV of New York City is the moon

R&D-01R&D-02R&D-03POV 1-012. A dot from the POV of a plane is a cluster of sheep

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3. A dot from the POV of a Hot air balloon is another hot air balloon


POV 3-014. A dot from the POV of the Amazon forest is a new species


POV 4-015. A dot from the POV of Japan is the circle of sun

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