Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Typographic Beauty

One aspect of graphic design that I have a passion for is typography. I love the way you can play around with letters and experiment with different arrangements to make up a design. The number of fonts available today are endless and surprisingly, new designs continue to pop up on daily basis. This being said, not all fonts can be used for text, and some are simply aesthetically pleasing. I came across a beautifully designed typeface called Arcano, by Resistenza (Giuseppe Salerno).  The font was designed by hand, over the span of four months using Chinese ink on Japanese calligraphy paper. Something remarkable about art is that inspiration can come from just about anything and everything. In this case, Salerno claims that inspiration for the type came from nature, symbols, icons, jewels, and hand-drawn designs. 

Below is an image of a typeface experiment I did while taking a portfolio course at Central Saint Martins, London. I never went beyond designing the first part of the alphabet but hopefully one day I'll go back to it and complete the rest of the letters and symbols to make up my very own typeface.

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  1. very interesting! and well written. i purchased the playing cards, and loved them! a great addition to my cards collection!

  2. Great to hear that! Thank you!