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Alice in Wonderland – A poster in type



In Typography, we were asked to create a poster for any book, movie, or play using only elements of type. I decided to use elements of the Cheshire cat to represent the move Alice in Wonderland.   To create the bars at the bottom & the teeth, I used the letter ‘l’ in a sans serif font. I then used a serif font bracket for the smile.

I created these two additional posters. I used serif and sans serif “o”‘s to represent the different ‘worlds’ in Inception (I don’t think this worked out as well), and a simple bracket & dash to represent Captain Hook in Peter Pan. I also created an additional version of the Alice in Wonderland with whiskers.

inception posterPeter Pan PosterAlice In Wonderland Typography Poster

If you haven’t seen expressive typography posters before, check out this link for inspiration! http://blog.gessato.com/2011/06/13/typographic-movie-posters-by-patrik-svensson/

Expressive Typography



As a quick in-class assignment for Typography, we were asked to prepare 30 examples of ‘expressive type’. This meant we could  only use letters or symbols to express a specific word. I did half using my new Prismacolor Fine Line Markers, and the remaining on InDesign. Of course, some are better than others :)


Sri’s Arts in Black Letter



I recently started a Graphic Design course in typography. It’s only been two lessons, and I’ve already learnt a lot! Our prof is a self proclaimed “Typography Nerd”, and after a brief introduction to some terminology, we were introduced to different types of black letter text. For my first assignment, I used black India ink, my old school ink pen, and card stock to draft some letters. I then used Photoshop to put it all together. My rough draft is attached below:

blackletter rough