Keep Calm and Carry On

SHAPE TYPE

SHAPE TYPE – a letter shaping game crafted by Mark MacKay for Method of Action

KERNTYPE

KERNTYPE – a kerning game crafted by Mark MacKay for Method of Action

Thinking with Type

I found this website through my friend and classmate Nina Amjadi’s blog. It is a great site for typography. Everything you want to know from anatomy, to kerning, to typeface design is here.

Inspiration: Web layout

I have started answering the questions for the analysis of my portfolio, but as a break I’m now searching for some nice layouts for inspiration. I love the typography on these three websites and the playfulness with element and color. I find the white background very suitable for the sites as well.

To Nathalie

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Last week at Patrick Sundqvist’s lecture we were suppose to take the first letter of our last names and place it in a square 18×18 cm. The only to criteria was to find a balance between the letter and the white space, and that the letter should be recognizable. I got inspired by this and thought I wold do some small paintings for my apartment. But first I created some more squares in illustrator…

Lecture: Patrick Sundqvist

Today Patrick had a lecture and workshop with us in Typography. He told us all the basic stuff about counter, ascender, descender, stem, etc. He also gave us a little of Typography history and the history of typefaces.