Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mr. Trash


Beast Magazine, Issue 5

Computer Arts magazine spread

Thomas Schostok, aka {ths}, is a designer from Essen, Germany and one of the founders of the Cape Arcona Type Foundry. His work definitely crisscrosses the boundaries between art and design by blending found and hand-drawn type with really gritty textures and beautiful color palates. It all works well together.

His use of typography reminds me a lot of what David Carson was able to do with Ray Gun magazine. {ths}'s type is very expressive yet carefully considered. It makes me think how different his work would be with set type. Would it be as effective? Can you get the same feelings and thoughts across with Helvetica? When you write dog, should it bark?

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