Archive for January, 2018

Laptop stickers

I feel like I took “wild design” way too literally after seeing some of the other posts. I took a sneaky picture during a meeting. I truly went hunting for this wild design. If not obvious, the focus of this picture is the laptop that is layered with varying stickers. I chose to pick this…

Inspiration in Personal Brand Development

As I approach the end of my college career and enter the professional world, I realize that as a communication major it is necessary to develop a branded portfolio that represents my personal “brand.” Since my focus will be on digital and social media strategy, I need to collect and develop examples of writing as…

Helvetica (the movie)

The eye of a designer sees much more than most other people. Walking around the streets of New York City, a businessman might not look around and see all of the typefaces and signage that surrounds him. He probably wouldn’t notice that a majority of these posters, advertisements, and signs feature the font Helvetica. Helvetica…

Omnes Pro

Omnes, extra light, 120 px, Designed by Joshua Darden from Darden Studio, 2006 Omnes is a sans serif, rounded typeface that is not excessive or ornate but has some subtle characteristics to that give it a personalized feel, such as the rounded ends of each stroke. I chose all lowercase because I like the Bayer…

Tacitus

This typeface is Tacitus and Mark Jamra is the type designer. He is also a graphic designer and Associate Professor at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. He has designed and produced typefaces for close to 30 years. His lettering and typefaces have been shown in numerous exhibitions and have received awards from the…

Gills Sans

Gills Sans has been popular every since Eric Gills released the font in 1928. Part of the reason I was drawn to the font was because it was designed by an artist. Like Eric Gills, who studied at London’s Central School of Arts and Crafts, I was lead to design through the study of art.…

Caflisch Script Pro Light

This script, Caflisch Script Pro Light, was designed by Robert Slimbach who joined Adobe in 1987. When searching through all the various fonts, I found that the more script-like fonts appealed to me most. I filtered through all the script fonts and found this one to stand out to me. The font reminds me of…

Mostra Nuova Alt A Bold

Designed by Mark Simonson in 2009, Mostra Nuova Alt A Bold was based on a style of lettering seen on Italian Art Deco posters and advertising of the 1930s. Although it’s very geometric, he made subtle optical adjustments to keep it from looking too severely mechanical. He first released it in 2001 as Mostra, a…