Posts Tagged ‘ typographic experiment ideas ’

037: Experiment with Helvertica

I did some type experiment with Helvetica, like layout and size, on 16:9 screens (1280 x 720). Still working on some more.


018: Brent Barson

These works from Brent Barson are true typographic beauty.


Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles

Handcrafted with love by BYU design students and faculty, for the 5th Typophile Film Festival. A visual typographic feast about the five senses, and how they contribute to and enhance our creativity. Everything in the film is real—no CG effects!
Shot with a RED One, a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, a Canon EOS 40D, and a Nikon D80.
Stop motion created with Dragon Stop Motion.


F is for Fail

F is for Fail is a short film about the creative process, and the failure we always encounter, but usually overcome. Told using the alphabet, each letter informs us of the state of the protagonist’s creativity/state of mind. Each letter has two words associated with it (except A and Z); sometimes the positive word overpowers the negative word, and vice-versa.
Typographic footage was converted and exported one frame at a time. No AE filters or effects!
Creative direction, design, and animation by Brent Barson.
Music by Micah Dahl Anderson. Oscar-caliber acting by Jon Troutman.




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015: Surroundings can affect people’s thoughts?

NOTE: As Andy responses to my research question. I have to narrow down and define he parameters of typography, especially the relationship between type and its environment in digital realm. Andy said “Typography it could be argued is a stylistic treatment of words – could the project develop that idea and place typography in another sphere other then ‘style’?

From the book called ‘Virtual Typography’, it narrows down to two topic which are;

a. Motion typography: types that move

b. Transitional typography: gradually changing typography

I’m focusing on ‘transitional typography’ or in another word ‘temporal typography’. Which it means changing size/weight/position in types to enhance the expressiveness of typographic messages. The key advantage is emotive expression can be enhanced by the definition of the graphic transition, which this also relates to my idea of emotive responses between type and its environment.

So my project is to present how types gradually changes in digital environment/time. And the digital environment I noted is focused on ‘imperfection’, as in types would be deconstructed depending/relating to its surroundings. Main thing I want to achieve is emotive responses between types, environment, and audiences.

014: Narrowing down ideas for proposal

After finished reading this book “Typographic Design: Form and Communication”, it gives me more specific idea on my typographic project. There are main things I need to explore and experiment on;

Decomposition/Imperfection areas: This is gonna be my main environment subject I’ve been talking about and wanting to observe.

Typefaces: Focusing both on serif and san-serif fonts, maybe handwritten or calligraphy also. Do they all speak out in different meanings? Do they each convince audiences to feel something?

Typographic message: meanings of words

Emotional responses: Both from myself and audiences

*All of these topics are considered in terms of visual aspects and legibility.

It is quoted in the book that “Typography is a language of potent visible signs, a language capable of educating/persuading/informing/entertaining. Typographic signs are created with an informed eye and mind, they achieve both lucidity and aesthetic beauty” Also David Carson once said “Something legible does not mean it communicates”. From this quote, I can see that typography is not just delivering meanings to us but it also uses our emotional responses as a way to communicate.

And what if environment around types are varied (which I choose it to be decomposition/imperfection), would it make any different to out emotive responses or meanings? This question is leading to my typographic experiments combining with digital media.