7.28.2011

crusaders' logo exploration


just a few ideas running through my head.
a few more thoughts on dribbble here http://drbl.in/bFeR


update:
thanks to a bit of common sense and little advice I made a few adjustments to the ends of the banner and the size/placement of the text. this is the final version.

7.26.2011

7.18.2011

Matthew Carter at Type@Cooper

just got back from seeing Matthew Carter speak on revivals.
Such an amazing experience to see someone being active in the industry for so long.
Genuine Imitations: A Type Designer’s View of Revivals
"A number of Matthew Carter’s designs have been based on historical types, ITC Galliard, Big Caslon, Miller, Vincent and the Yale typeface among them. Others, like Snell Roundhand and Mantinia, were derived from non-typographic sources from the past such as handwriting manuals and lettering in the work of painters. In this lecture he explains his debt to the historical legacy, and describes cases where historically-based designs have been adapted to the needs of contemporary clients. His type revivals have varied in faithfulness to their models, which raises questions about the responsibilities of the continuator of traditional forms, about degrees of interpretation, adaptation to current technology, ancestor worship and travesty."
at Cooper Union presented by Type@Cooper (http://coopertype.org)

photo: this is Matthew Carter's back (note ponytail)
poor quality thanks to camera phone.

7.17.2011

New York City

a clock shop in Manhattan
Brooklyn Bridge
Manhattan from Brooklyn
Manhattan from Brooklyn (again)
proof

7.10.2011

Fitz, Greek

Fitz is now going into the Greek language. Here is the basic set with a few accents. The extended language set is in the works right now.

alphabet
portions of the Lord's Prayer

(click for larger images)

If anyone out there has recommendations for Greek letterforms, I'm all ears. I think the ánō teleía might need to be moved up a bit and the word-final position sigma (ς). I'm also working a better lowercase alpha, a truer single-stroke calligraphic form.