Monday, September 27, 2010

02. Type Specimen #2b

Type Assignment #2: Revised Type Specimen Poster

I haven't started working on the poster series yet, because I want to make sure my first poster is perfect -- or at least close enough, before moving on to the next. I want to make sure I'm using the 'right' types & what not so I can be consistent with the whole series. This week, where we supposed to revise our assignments & add color & pictures. For the time being, I've decided not to go with pictures just because I want to actually get my typography in order.

As far as color scheme, I searched one of my favorite color scheme sites: & found this great scheme that I felt matched the retro 'vibes' I was going for:

& here is my second revision of the type specimen poster :

Monday, September 20, 2010

01. Type Specimen #1

Assignment #1: Type Specimen. 

Presented the option of making either a type specimen book or poster -- I have decided to go with the latter, as I have started working on a series of musical posters. I plan to do at least five of them, but first I want to make sure I'm heading in the right direction.

Still am stuck on a few fonts I wish to use & unsure if we can repeat fonts -- but nonetheless, here is the list of fonts I've used thus far.

3 Serif TEXT fonts: Adobe Caslon Pro, Adobe Garamond
3 San Serif TEXT fonts: Linotype Universe, Geo Sans Light, Helvetica Neue
3 Serif DISPLAY fonts: Lubalin Graph XL ITC, Birch Std, Adobe Caslon Pro
3 San Serif DISPLAY fonts: Gotham, Futura, Granvur Condensed Bold
3 DECORATIVE fonts: Will & Grace, Trashhand
Text of my choice: Standard_75

I will upload a .PDF once I have my fonts finalized.