Monday, February 14, 2011
A Different Kind of Type Face
Usually when you hear "typeface" you think of all the different ones you have to choose from when designing your next project. This, however, is a different kind of typeface-- faces that are "drawn" using type. I found this while looking for interesting uses for typography. Being a caricature artist I really think this is a whole different way to illustrate someone. Usually the illustrations I have seen made from type have been very simple, but this type puts detail into the faces of the people, making it truly look like the person. Some techniques that these artists use are fading out the text to show different tones in the face, using bigger text to cover larger areas, changing the color of the type, and typing the text on a path to show flow, such as in hair. Check it out! I also found a video of how its done.
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