Workshop 3 - Type as idea
My final design also presented on a mockup. I really like how this turned out. I achieved the final result by playing around with overlay affects including colour overlay, and also adding different layers.
Some experiments using different overlay effects on Photoshop.
I made some typography designs, starting by drawing the type first so i had a guide, then tracing over with ink. My first design didn't turn out exactly how i wanted because i used too much water. My second design i really liked, and i achieved this by using slightly less water whilst also spraying the ink brush with my finger, creating a dappled, water drop effect. I also created a background, this time using more water and dropping the ink around.
My inspiration for what i wanted to do was inspired by Craig Ward's typography designs. I really like the effect that ink brings into a piece focused on typography, and i thought this would link well for the quote itself.
I began looking at the Baskerville and Futura font with my chosen quote from the Goodnight Mister Tom book - "Smells like rain". I wanted the text to be bold and i decided the Baskerville font would be the best for what i wanted to do.
For this design, i wanted to delve deep and focus on the typography that was popular in the 1930's and 40s. I had a look at a few posters that focused on the typography. The typography that was used in the era was very similar to type used in modern times, but it was altered to be mainly bold with a curved style. Another popular font is Baskerville.
This is my final result for my first poster, completed and put on a mockup. Achieving the grim, red colour effect was actually accidental. The light box produced a red colour along with the white through the camera when held at a particular angle. This however didn't bother me, as i thought the red really helped exaggerate the dark, dingy feel the sentence itself produces.
This is by far my favourite outcome from the lino prints. To achieve this result i simply put the cut out version of the print over the light box. The light behind the words really exaggerates the effect, so although a simple experiment, it actually turned out being my favourite result.
Here i started to experiment with lino print. I used ink and a roller to create the different outcomes. Although not perfect, i think they turned out pretty effective for my first attempt. I can also edit these on photoshop and increase the contrast so they stand out more.
To begin with, i started playing around with text. I chose "Biko Black", as the style i wanted to go with was a lino print effect and i think the text was best suited for this. I printed, scanned and altered the colours and effects using the photocopier and scanner to achieve a lot of different results and possible options. I like how some of them turned out but it still wasn't the grainy, eroded lino effect i wanted.
As far as typography styles go, i really like the lino print type. Especially for this project, i think the eroded, dark style fits undeniably well. I researched this and gathered some images to use as inspiration. I also took two images from a book that i thought related to the style.
For this workshop, we were tasked with choosing two quotes from the book. For my first quote i chose "I've put a belt in for when he's been bad". I think this quote overall summarises the main theme of the story, as Will, the significant character, is abused by his mother which not only results in physical damage, but deep mental trauma too. I decided to capitalise the words "BELT" & "BAD". This was due to the fact the belt is an important factor throughout most of the story, and the emotion of Will feeling bad, or feeling like he has been bad, is also a very strong theme.