Elastic Font by Jenny Kyvik Hutchens
Well this is cool. I’m pretty fond of anything that uses a material and pins to create an image, like a few textile artists I’ve seen who use miles of yarn.
Here’s a closer version of song lyric thing I did in college. I can remember the tutors thinking that I did it in Illustrator somehow but I could barely use it then (I only really know the basics now). I basically just had a lot of fun faffing around with tracing paper and photocopier settings :).
See if you can guess the song and lyrics. It is fairly obvious if you know the song although I tried to obscure it.
No Photoshop, no Illustrator, just pencil and paper.
Sometimes I think we tend to overuse computer programs and forget what we can achieve with the simplest of tools, occasionally I stumble across a great illustrator such as Stuart Whitton who’s attention to detail is beyond me. Sketching fabrics isn’t easy, and in Stuart’s alphabet piece he’s managed to manipulate clothing to form all 26 letters. Each letter captures stunning detail in the clothing’s texture perfectly. He has an upcoming solo show in London entitled ‘Origins’, you should really check it out, guarantee you will not be disappointed.
“A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” - Joyce A. Myers
Maybe next time I go to use my graphics tablet, I might just pick up a #2 pencil instead..
It’s well worth looking at the link. The alphabet drawings are completely beautiful and I’m sure that the rest of his portfolio is too. It just shows that if you’re talented then you can make something in a simple medium look gorgeous.
Paper Typography Project by Sabeena Karnik
I like it when I come on Tumblr and discover stuff that’s actually relevant to what I’m trying to research :).
I’m having an oddly productive day so I actually managed to get some of the dreaded research done :). There’s so much beautiful typography out there that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. Here’s work by Brad Vetter, Jon Cortino, Ed Fella and Phlegm.
Just a few of the pages from the Script book I got for my birthday. I had to resist taking photos of the whole thing as it’s a beautiful book. It’s basically all images of bits of typography catalogues and adverts from magazines which the writer found at various auctions. It doesn’t give much imformation but it’s still great to look at.
Trying to research for my summer project and I’ve just ended up getting distracted looking at Si Scott’s gallery. It’s all so gorgeous but this jumped out at me because of the Elbow lyrics.