15 October, 2009

Sodium (Na) progression

I have been working on my drawings for typography. I thought drawing 30 sketches for my element (Sodium, Na) would be difficult, but it turned out to be somewhat fun.

I think these are my final fonts, but I am not 100% sure. I really like DIN 1451. Sodium seems like a very loose font, and no serifs. Mostly because I think of table salt, and that seems like a loose laid back kind of imagery. 


The Typography Manual has several useful features and resources for designers, including a visual type anatomy glossary, a font size ruler, an em calculator, and enough content to fill a 60-page book. It has all the essentials of a desk reference in a regularly updated pocket resource.
I think this is a pretty good idea for beginner designers, but I don't see an experienced designer ever having to use this app.


Stuff I really enjoy:


Just a few things I found very delightful.

12" Letter Photos (Progress)

These are my first photos of my 12" letterform. I am planning to take another set, using white paper. I have already done two sets, using black and gray paper. I believe the white paper will really look nice with the white letterform.