For this exercise, I need to get a bit acquainted with some dummy text (as in my other posts using lorum ipsum text) as I try to “re-build” two of the layouts I liked from my previous blog entry. Continue reading “Exercise: Lorum Ipsum”
For this portion of my research, I am to collect as many newspapers, newsletters, magazines, and brochures as I can, go through them, and divide them into the categories of “easy to read” and “not easy to read”.
Below, I have collected a few examples of each and will discuss them, along with give my notes on what I feel the designers have done to make things more legible and readable. Continue reading “Research Point: Collecting Print”
For this research point, I was to go around and find vernacular typography I found interesting. This will also be an on-going blog post, as there is so much more to find / document here in Berlin.
In this post, I will be focusing on vernacular typography that is around the area in which I live. Continue reading “Research Point: Vernacular typography”
For this portion of research, I am expected to explore my computer and the look at special characters.
Afterward, I was to choose a magazine and look at the main typefaces they use for the body text, as well as the headlines and then use a font-identifying program (suggested was http://www.identifont.com) and identify the fonts used.
I was then to look all around me and identify typefaces and what their distinguishing characteristics were. Continue reading “Research Point: identifont”
For this next exercise, I started out by drawing two large grids in my sketchbook and filling one in with colors I liked and one with colors I disliked: Continue reading “Exercise: Understanding color”
With this post, I went back to my “visual diary” (in my case, my Instagram, Pinterest Dream Portfolio board, and my Tumblr) in order to try and understand how my eyes travel around the items I’ve collected.
For this exercise, I’m supposed to take a gander at the existing signs and symbols for the following concepts and then develop my own for at least one:
Danger, Movement, Love, Here
I found this to be a bit challenging, especially for the more abstract concepts, such as “here” and “movement”. Well, let’s get to my process, shall we?