I believe one of the most important, yet least talked about parts of good design is typography – something I've been studying for years! Here's a selection of my work.
This was done as part of the Visual Interaction Design class at CCA taught by Aubree Ball. We were to pick a movie, choose three screens from it, and create a typographic composition that expresses the same emotion as the still from the film.
You can read a more about my process and the background of this project here in a short blog post.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
Graphic design, typography
"War Pigs" Lyric Video
This is from the Graphic Design Tools class at CCA taught by Annie Wang. The goal for this project was to create 4 images that look like frames from a lyric video. I used the song "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, one of my all time favorite bands and the first concert I ever attended. I wanted the type itself to convey the electric atmosphere of the venue when the band performed this song. I heavily modified an existing font to the point that it's no longer recognizable. I added points and distorted it to create type that is rough and jagged, and I used a chalk-like brush for the lines in the background to create the feeling of crackling electricity.
Visual design, typography
This was an exercise in using typography to express a feeling. I wanted to create a spooky and ominous mood in this piece. On the top row of type, I modified it by adding drip and flames to give the impression that they're candles. The bottom row of text is meant to have been created by the build up of the candle wax that drips down onto it.
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop
Digital illustration, typography
Real World Typography
In this piece, I wanted to create type out of a real world object. My phrase was "seize the day," a message of making the most out of what you've got. This is a calm and peaceful message about keeping things in perspective, so I chose small, neutral colored pebbles to create a calming and natural mood. I took a foamcore board and used an X-Acto knife to cut out the shapes of each letter. I then set this board down on a table, collected pebbles, and filled in the letter-shaped cutouts. I carefully removed the board and had to move some pebbles back into place and clean things up a bit before taking the photo. The last step was editing in Photoshop.