Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Type 4: Hour experimenting

Here are some photos of some experiments I played with coffee grounds, and wood type.

Type4:Organized Inspiration





Type 4: Writing

Looking throughout all the research I personally gathered I definitely found a repeating trend. I found I was more attracted to projects or artifacts that had to deal with actual objects. A photographic way of showing process within the final object, by being able to see the materials included. After experimenting in class on Monday, I was really excited about going further down that road. Not just with coffee grounds, or natural materials, but with yarn, and fabric, and food. The reason I think I'm also drawn to this idea is because of the traits it contains. The detail that comes with real materials is unpredictable, and it can come with some really nice unexpected moments. It's honestly hard to say where making type out of tactile materials started. There have been many typographic experimentation with this. Definitely before computers came along. I remember seeing words made out of flowers during the sixties. But as far as designers go, I think this is why Marian Bantjes has so much influence on me. She really looks to other materials to find good qualities in. Type made out of alternative materials I think can appear in a lot of different places. There are a lot of advertisements dealing with this theme, as well as other types of design, such as in posters and packaging. I feel the reason that this type of typography is around and is important to show visual ques to viewers to have them connect with something besides just the word.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Experimental Type Direction

All of these above are from the firm Thirst in Chicago, IL

Above: Marian Bantjes

Overall, I feel that the work I'm most interested in, and attracted to now are the very detail oriented ones. For my type experiments I would like to direct my focus more towards detail and spacial relationships. Over all, I feel that my work so far has a tendency to be flat, and I really want to see how far I can push myself by using dimensions. Thirst does this very well with digital/motion work, this is me not knowing the full process though. They could very well start off in a analog form. Marian Bantjes also has a lot of analog work, and with this comes dimension. The last example I showed of hers, was build out of sugar. This is the type of patience I wish I had.