Absalom, Absalom
Absalom, Absalom

Typographic poster exercise reimagining the cover of a book that is currently or has been prohibited. The vision for this design came from the violent climactic story line of the book. The heavy use of red hues is meant to emphasize rage, violence, blood, and murder. 

Menlo
Menlo

A small book created to display a type face (this particular type is menlo) in creative ways and also to give a brief history of the typeface. This type face was not created to be ornate but to be a usable type for programing so I wanted to make it creative and use it in a completely different way. My design is meant to represent the attributes of menlo that in most instances is over looked.

2016 Presidental Campaign RABID Magazine Cover (6 Different Versions)
2016 Presidental Campaign RABID Magazine Cover (6 Different Versions)

Various different versions of a hypothetical political magazine called RABID. Using a previously written article and unable to photograph either candidate, I decided to do a modern illustration in the hope of taking a less appealing article and promoting interest visually to the supposed consumer.   

He Said, She Said
He Said, She Said

A continuation from the previous political magazine cover assignment. Given some of the obvious frustrations over both 2016 presidential candidates that have been coherent all throughout the whole election process, I wanted to portray that in this cover design. The use of bright colors and turbulent typography give it somewhat of a disorganized introspectional view which could be said to describe the debate the article was based from. 

HELP (version one)
HELP (version one)

A further continuation of the hypothetical political magazine, RABID, cover design assignment.

HELP (version two)
HELP (version two)

A further continuation of the hypothetical political magazine, RABID, cover design assignment.

A
A

Abstracting a letterform thinking about movement in the composition and line weight to create visual depth.

g
g

A continuation of abstracting letterforms. With this composition I wanted to experiment with adding color. The yellow brings warmth and gives this composition positivity. 

RBE
RBE

Experimental Typography

BELIEVING
BELIEVING

Personal piece inspired by my personal faith and Swiss modern poster design. "Be not faithless but believing." (John 20:27)

BE
BE

Personal experimental typography design. "Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

STRONG
STRONG

Personal experimental typography design. "Be strong and of good courage; . . ." (Joshua 1:9)

Letterform
Letterform

Letterform exercise taking certain letters from a selected typeface (this particular type is onyx) and abstracting them. Onyx, being a extreemly ornate type face, my vision was to emphasize the parts of the type that make it stand out (i.e. the serifs, the tails, the bowls, etc.) and also to abstract them visually so that one forgets that it is just a letter but a beautiful creation of design.

David Carson (Spread One)
David Carson (Spread One)

Magazine layout exercise designing spreads working with images and typography and typography as image. My choice being David Carson, I kept the spread experimental and chaotic and chose to follow his techniques of going against the “norm” with text layout.

David Carson (Spread Two)
David Carson (Spread Two)
David Carson (Spread Three)
David Carson (Spread Three)
Wind vs. Coal (version one)
Wind vs. Coal (version one)

A hypothetical magazine spread layout design assignment for the political magazine known as Mother Jones. Using exaggerated italicizing on the word wind to portray a sense of being blown away by the actual wind, and parenthesis around the word coal to portray it being encompassed by an actual piece of coal, give it a minimalistic sembalence while still using clever tactics to bring more interest.  

Wind vs. Coal (version two)
Wind vs. Coal (version two)

A continuation of the previous described assignment. With this version, I wanted to be more experimental with the color and typography visual representation. 

Wind vs. Coal (second page spread)
Wind vs. Coal (second page spread)

A continuation of previously described assignment. I wanted portray the illustration in a positive and somewhat whimsical view. (Mother Jones uses justified text which is represented in all three examples.)

FIGHT (part one)
FIGHT (part one)

A possible idea for an installation typography piece when put together reads "Fight against ugliness." A quote from designer Massimo Vignelli explaining that as designers this should be our core purpose.

AGAINST (part two)
AGAINST (part two)

Part two of previous post. 

UGLINESS (part three)
UGLINESS (part three)

Part three of previous post.

Type Zine
Type Zine

A small self-published maga(zine) portraying various uses of experimental typography and layout placements. I wanted to utilize the stereotypical rough application commonly used in zines by bringing in outside elements giving it a portrayal of haphazard collage. It is a sixteen sided zine from one sheet with one cut and with a center staple.

Rage
Rage

Hand lettering explorative type exercise using key words from a book that is currently or has been prohibited. My intention was to be as representational of the narrative of the book as I could be. I wanted the word to look like it was raging out at the viewer.  The use of line and the heavy and stark black and white contrast gives the design that distorting chaotic feel.

David Carson
David Carson

Typographic exercise using type as an image. My interpretation of the postmodern style of David Carson. I wanted to keep the design innovative and somewhat experimental. Deconstructing the type and to be intentiionally  representational of the designer, were the goals for this piece. 

Absalom, Absalom
Menlo
2016 Presidental Campaign RABID Magazine Cover (6 Different Versions)
He Said, She Said
HELP (version one)
HELP (version two)
A
g
RBE
BELIEVING
BE
STRONG
Letterform
David Carson (Spread One)
David Carson (Spread Two)
David Carson (Spread Three)
Wind vs. Coal (version one)
Wind vs. Coal (version two)
Wind vs. Coal (second page spread)
FIGHT (part one)
AGAINST (part two)
UGLINESS (part three)
Type Zine
Rage
David Carson
Absalom, Absalom

Typographic poster exercise reimagining the cover of a book that is currently or has been prohibited. The vision for this design came from the violent climactic story line of the book. The heavy use of red hues is meant to emphasize rage, violence, blood, and murder. 

Menlo

A small book created to display a type face (this particular type is menlo) in creative ways and also to give a brief history of the typeface. This type face was not created to be ornate but to be a usable type for programing so I wanted to make it creative and use it in a completely different way. My design is meant to represent the attributes of menlo that in most instances is over looked.

2016 Presidental Campaign RABID Magazine Cover (6 Different Versions)

Various different versions of a hypothetical political magazine called RABID. Using a previously written article and unable to photograph either candidate, I decided to do a modern illustration in the hope of taking a less appealing article and promoting interest visually to the supposed consumer.   

He Said, She Said

A continuation from the previous political magazine cover assignment. Given some of the obvious frustrations over both 2016 presidential candidates that have been coherent all throughout the whole election process, I wanted to portray that in this cover design. The use of bright colors and turbulent typography give it somewhat of a disorganized introspectional view which could be said to describe the debate the article was based from. 

HELP (version one)

A further continuation of the hypothetical political magazine, RABID, cover design assignment.

HELP (version two)

A further continuation of the hypothetical political magazine, RABID, cover design assignment.

A

Abstracting a letterform thinking about movement in the composition and line weight to create visual depth.

g

A continuation of abstracting letterforms. With this composition I wanted to experiment with adding color. The yellow brings warmth and gives this composition positivity. 

RBE

Experimental Typography

BELIEVING

Personal piece inspired by my personal faith and Swiss modern poster design. "Be not faithless but believing." (John 20:27)

BE

Personal experimental typography design. "Be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)

STRONG

Personal experimental typography design. "Be strong and of good courage; . . ." (Joshua 1:9)

Letterform

Letterform exercise taking certain letters from a selected typeface (this particular type is onyx) and abstracting them. Onyx, being a extreemly ornate type face, my vision was to emphasize the parts of the type that make it stand out (i.e. the serifs, the tails, the bowls, etc.) and also to abstract them visually so that one forgets that it is just a letter but a beautiful creation of design.

David Carson (Spread One)

Magazine layout exercise designing spreads working with images and typography and typography as image. My choice being David Carson, I kept the spread experimental and chaotic and chose to follow his techniques of going against the “norm” with text layout.

David Carson (Spread Two)
David Carson (Spread Three)
Wind vs. Coal (version one)

A hypothetical magazine spread layout design assignment for the political magazine known as Mother Jones. Using exaggerated italicizing on the word wind to portray a sense of being blown away by the actual wind, and parenthesis around the word coal to portray it being encompassed by an actual piece of coal, give it a minimalistic sembalence while still using clever tactics to bring more interest.  

Wind vs. Coal (version two)

A continuation of the previous described assignment. With this version, I wanted to be more experimental with the color and typography visual representation. 

Wind vs. Coal (second page spread)

A continuation of previously described assignment. I wanted portray the illustration in a positive and somewhat whimsical view. (Mother Jones uses justified text which is represented in all three examples.)

FIGHT (part one)

A possible idea for an installation typography piece when put together reads "Fight against ugliness." A quote from designer Massimo Vignelli explaining that as designers this should be our core purpose.

AGAINST (part two)

Part two of previous post. 

UGLINESS (part three)

Part three of previous post.

Type Zine

A small self-published maga(zine) portraying various uses of experimental typography and layout placements. I wanted to utilize the stereotypical rough application commonly used in zines by bringing in outside elements giving it a portrayal of haphazard collage. It is a sixteen sided zine from one sheet with one cut and with a center staple.

Rage

Hand lettering explorative type exercise using key words from a book that is currently or has been prohibited. My intention was to be as representational of the narrative of the book as I could be. I wanted the word to look like it was raging out at the viewer.  The use of line and the heavy and stark black and white contrast gives the design that distorting chaotic feel.

David Carson

Typographic exercise using type as an image. My interpretation of the postmodern style of David Carson. I wanted to keep the design innovative and somewhat experimental. Deconstructing the type and to be intentiionally  representational of the designer, were the goals for this piece. 

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