Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– May 20

I resisted Comic Sans’ siren song, and did not succumb to the temptation of Helvetica (which is one of my top 10 faves). For some reason, I just couldn’t go 3-for-3 with this one…

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I just realized the crop marks showed up on the jpeg, but I don’t care to spend more time with Papyrus to fix it. Enjoy!

Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– May 19

When I set off on the “alphabet series”, there were a handful of fonts that, from the get-go, I knew I wanted to use. OCR was one of them. I used a not-too-old self-portrait (I guess you could call it that) and decided to give myself some digital “hair” replacement. Enjoy!

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Create Something Every Day (#daily365)–for May 12

In case an apology needs to be made

I promised myself I wasn’t going to use helvetica for this. That said, I didn’t set out to the typeface I ended up using.

How did this happen?

I started looking at the different looks of each “h” typeface, and I noticed how much hobo’s “h” looked like a piece of a wishbone. I started scaling and placing and rotating, and the wishbone ended up becoming more of a spiral pattern. From there I arrived at what we have here. Total time: less than 10 minutes.

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Create Something Every Day (#daily365)– for May 11

I learned two things working on this “g” piece. 1) I have a really sucky selection of “g” fonts on my Windows machine. And 2) I really like the double storey “g” over its single storey brethren. I also scoured the interwebs trying to find out why this letter changes from double to single as you travel to the heavier weights in Gill Sans (one of the quirks in this family that puzzles me), but came up empty. Guess there are some things that us humans aren’t meant to know.

So, long story short. I decided on Glasgow because I liked how the negative space played with the positive to give me the impression of crop circles. Simple as that. The color used is the same color (in various tints and transparencies) as on Scotland’s flag.

©2010 rafael armstrong