Category Archives: Typography

The literary map of London is just beautiful

From www.indy100.com via Fay

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This map is both a snapshot of London’s literary history and beautiful in its own right.

More than 250 novels were mined in order to make the Literary London Map, taken from the Literary London Art Collection.

It was created by graphic artist Dex in collaboration with interior designer Anna Burles.

Read more on www.indy100.com

Paula Scher: Do What You’ve Never Done Before

Sometimes you have to ignore the brief, says renowned designer and artist Paula Scher. With a dry wit, Scher takes us behind-the-scenes on four landmark projects — from revamping MoMA’s identity to reinvigorating a Pittsburgh neighborhood through design — to illustrate how asking questions, pushing into uncharted territory, and doing something you’ve never done before leads to great work.

The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork

David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer.

This film captures the ‘Behind The Scenes’ creation of the ‘Born & Raised’ and ‘Queen of California’ artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David A. Smith.

AE: Text animators example NZTA

An example of using preset text animators (see previous post for tutorial) to bring interest into a text-heavy montionography piece. It also demonstrates using a the camera by enabling  3D in AE.

It was designed as a communication to NZTA staff at a brand values presentation. The final graphic was also produced as a large scale poster.

We will look at the AE file for this in 222.257 Kaitiakitanga and 222.357 Video

Thanks Insight Creative and NZTA