Saturday, December 31, 2011

If You Type Less, You Express More

Although the following video is not necessarily full of great type examples per se, I believe the little type that is used creates much more of an impact than if it did not contain any type at all:

Hero from Miguel Endara on Vimeo.

This blog entry reminds me a lot of a previous block entry involving scenes from the movie, "Stranger Than Fiction". In the opening scene of the movie, the main character completes his daily routine while the narrator counts every step, action and time it takes for the character to complete each task. Without this display of counting, the scenes would not nearly have been as interesting as they were with the type. This same effect enhances this video [of which I found on Tumblr, if you lack one, I strongly suggest you sign up for one].

Nice hand-lettered typography, or carefully set typography sometimes is all you need to express an idea effectively. In other situations, no Type is necessary, just images. And of course other times, only a touch of Type is needed. Less really is, more.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Type Layouts

This site features a collection of creative typography. I especially liked the first image I put in this post. I really enjoy the color palette and how geometric and bold everything is. I, personally, would have included a little less detail; however, I still really appreciate how everything is working together. I also really enjoy the pink poster with the different words. I love how experimental and extreme each one is. They all possess their own character and personality, which is inspiring when I'm creating my own work.