I’ve been playing around with different handmade typefaces in birthday cards and just for fun. The illustrated one is tedious mainly because you have to get it all right in one go, whereas the cutout type is also tiresome but is easier to redo. I’m interested in exploring these little character typefaces, which I enjoy for the pun and the possibilities.
Here is some aggressive typography:
I’ve been drawing cars and faces for the last few weeks. I am always drawing faces, but the cars are new. I find that if I try to draw something it is usually terrible, and it’s usually only the drawings that start without a plan that seem to work.
I made some posters for films and events at UCLA during 2010/2011. The process of illustration is always fun because there is no way around doing it by hand, as obvious as that sounds. I’m not sure that computers and touchscreens will ever replace the feeling of pen and paper. But then again, my process of design with type usually ends with most of the work being done on the computer. I’ve tried doing that by hand and the results never seem to be very good. I wonder if the computer really makes things more efficient, or if it is just making us more impatient. I don’t like that you can make something so fast.