Tasteful Typography

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 9.15.38 AM

Here is the project in Word, that I designed it in.

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 9.15.06 AM

Process: I wanted to send a message to an audience of students to inspire them to reach their full potential. I love the analogy of a door to reaching our potential and unlocking the talents and potential within us. I found an image of a door that I liked and a few quotes that went along with that analogy. I placed the image in Word and began creating text boxes for the title and quotes. I created a nice line against the quotes that would follow the line under the title to draw your eyes down along the three quotes. I added circles next to the title to repeat the circle pattern from the door hinges. I put the colors green, blue and orange in the project to add contrast with the split complimentary color scheme. I also added contrast between the title and body copy with different fonts and sizes. I also added contrast with the fonts between the quotes and their authors. I took a screen shot of the picture, saved it as a PDF and also as a JPG.

Critique: I received wonderful critiques from two classmates and my instructor. I was advised to align the orange line with quotes by extending the quotes down to the bottom of the line. I was also advised to make the quotes larger in size so they were more easily read from a distance. I was advised to contrast the quotes and their authors by changing the font of one of them to a serif. I feel all these increased the tastefulness of my project and I am very grateful for their help. There were a few other little things that were suggested that I decided to not change.

Links to image: http://www.cgtextures.com/

Font Name/Category: Title: Engravers MT, modern   Body Copy: Quote-Helvetica, san serif    Author-Engravers MT, modern

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Tasteful Typography

  1. Great job on incorporating the door as part of your design element. “When one door closes, another opens” Alexander Graham Bell said that. Life is a continual building of a door, so that we can find success. Success comes when we are doing our very best all the time. I like the way you design made me think of this things. I really like the way your design looks, great job.

    Like

    • Great job on incorporating the door as part of your design element. “When one door closes, another opens” Alexander Graham Bell said that. Life is a continual building of a door, so that we can find success. Success comes when we are doing our very best all the time. I like the way you design made me think of this things. I really like the way your design looks, great job. https://carverdanblog.wordpress.com/

      Like

  2. Hi Amy. I love that you chose to use the door. To me it shows that you have great vision. That is truly thinking outside the box. The use of the vertical bar to the left of your words really gives that door character. You definitely made it a bit more interesting. Great job. I didn’t find it boring at all. If you get a chance check out my work. I would love your feedback: https://www.abrahamcom125.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/tasteful-typography-project/ Also check out Taylors work: https://taylorsplaceblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/the-tasteful-typography-project/

    Like

  3. I really like the picture of the door you used. I read your process and when you noted the circles next to the title i didn’t know that they were put in.I assumed it was part of the door. Another thing is how you had your text lining on side of the picture. Usually it throws many things off, but you pulled it off.The name are a little close to the quotes, but over all I really like what you did.

    https://cpratt1.wordpress.com/2015/10/09/typography-project-2/

    Like

  4. Hi Daniel,
    Wow what a powerful first statement. If opportunity doesn’t knock build a door! That is just the attitude I need in my life right now. I also love your picture of the rustic door. Not all doors are elegant and beautiful, but you really made this door pop with your quote. I think that this is just wonderful.
    Here is a link to my post https://candicemgibson.wordpress.com/
    Here is a link to Ana Hernandez another classmates blog https://anaherblog.wordpress.com/

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s