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TYPE 1: The Process Of Project One (Part 3)

TYPE 1: The Process Of Project One (Part 3)
September 6, 2012 nick howland

The first project in Type 1, I feel, was all about the study of the anatomy of typefaces. It dealt with deconstructing letterforms, determining the characteristics of the letterform, then abstracting it or creating a perfect reproduction of it.

The third part of the first project was about recreating one of the previous letters we did in the second portion of the first project, then labeling the anatomical portions with the correct terminology. I chose to recreate the Bodoni ‘e’ but I decided to work on a much larger scale. Since the Bodoni ‘e’ looks like it has so much personality, I decided to once again abstract the piece and bring out its personality characteristics. I elongated the body of the letterform so that it more resembled a talkative face. Then, I cut out the terms in the shapes of speech bubbles (much like in a comic book). The letterforms in the speech bubbles are all hand illustrated, which allows them each to be different and, in turn, have their own personality as well.