Creative agency NewIsNew (pretend) overhauls Wikipedia.
Check out the exercise here: www.wikipediaredefined.com
#10: Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.
#11: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone. —
Emma Coats shares a list of helpful guidelines she has developed in her time as ‘Story Artist’ at Pixar.
Image: Craig Ward
A nice behind the scenes account of this light lettering process at wordsarepictures.com
Inspired by classic geometry of 1920′s Broadway style fonts, using long exposure photography I set about creating a tool kit of the basic parts of typography. All in all I took around 500 shots of straight lines, circles and semi circles along with some more energetic scribbles and then began to fashion the individual letters by layering up my images. Each letter is completely unique and utilizes, on average, around 11 photographs plus some adjustment layers.
You can find out more about the fireworks display here.
Photo: Robert Banat
Tom Fruin’s installation of a stained-glass water tower in the Brooklyn skyline.
Some great insights on designing for today’s real-world reading conditions.
The further away you hold the text, the smaller it becomes visually. You need to make the text size bigger the further away the text is read, to compensate for a larger reading distance. How big is, again, a science in itself. If you are inexperienced, a useful trick is to hold a well-printed book at a comfortable reading distance while looking at your website to compare.
Graphic designers without Web design experience are surprised how huge good body text on the web is in comparison to printed matter. Mind you, it’s only big if you compare it side to side, not if you compare it in perspective.
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