Exercise: Lorum Ipsum

        To warm up, I’ve chosen this poster, where four fonts are used.         Working with this poster, I didn’t search for new fonts, and just used what I already have. After preveous tasks my collection of fonts grown really big, and sometimes I didn’t even know what I

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Exercise: If the face fits

So, to begin with this task, I chose a font manager. Started with this article: http://sixrevisions.com/tools/10-free-apps-for-managi.. But the level of freeware doensn’t impress: there’s no automatic serif / san-serif detection in this apps. I continued to search and I was highly impressed by the typeDNA software description. http://www.typedna.com/ Also, students can try it for a 6

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Exercise: Playing with words

                        That is it.               The first comes on mind – letters with snow caps. There are lots of fonts like that, but I din’t like any. Thats why I didn’t use them and tryed to find something

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Visual diary: kevinandamanda.com

I seached through lots of fonts while working at the “playing with words” task. While seaching for the right font for word “sweet” I found a wonderful website of a really nice couple – Kevin and Amanda, where are lots of really sweet handwrited fonts. If I will ever need a font in this style

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Research Point: Frederic Goudy

It was quite difficult to make choice about the typography, since I don’t really know much about it. Countless names of famous font designers and none sounde familiar to me. It was really difficult to dive into this diversity of unknown. To understand at least few points to start, I’ve started to read articles with

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Exercise: A typographic jigsaw puzzle

  I’ve decided to work on this task, but realised that i don’t have any vellum at the moment. But hey, I have some baking paper, it should be fine for this purpouse. It’s a bit slippy, but it’s no difference in general. Had to iron it though, it would be impossibe to work otherwise.

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Assignment three: Colour me

“Choose a colour that has a meaning that you want to explore and celebrate. Think about what the colour you have chosen means both to you and to other people and create something that celebrates that meaning…”   I chose an orange colour. It can be associated with different things in different seasons. For example,

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Exersice: Photomontage

“For this exercise you are going to make a montage or collage with a political message…” It was really hard to choose a topic. At first I wanted to illustrate the quotation about children’s meaning of existence in different countries from the Aldous Huxley’s book “Island”: For example, what are boys and girls for in

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Exercise: Visial diary

I’m madly in love with the book by Umberto Eco with Eugenio Carmi’s illustrations. It really inspires me how accurately and humorously artist conveyed the meaning of the text.  

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Research point

“Research the work of grafic desiners that interest you…” Living in Russia, I’m most familiar with the works of Russian artists. Most of all I’m inspired by the representatives of the Russian avant-garde. They called themselves “the vanguard of revolutionary art”. Grade were not only artists but also thinkers. El Lissitzky formulated a statement that

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