Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Midnite Vultures is Why I'm Here


This is the cover of Beck's Midnite Vultures album, which contains some of my favorite album artwork.  It's also the album that made me decide i wanted to do music related design like posters, album artwork, band logos or whatever else musicians need.  There's a lot of energy and tension between each figure on the front.  I think the most notable source of this tension is the correspondence between each figures pants.  The close proximity also increases the tension as does the zig zagged line going from crotch to crotch between the two figures.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

typeface garamond

The first thing I notice about the garamond typeface is that it has no corners or sharp edges.  It's a really soft  
font.  The edges feel soft because there aren't any corners.  Every turn is smooth and elegant and its these corners that give the font a graceful aesthetic.  the contrast between the thick and thin areas also adds to the elegance through a suggestive balance in the letter form.  Many of the letters remind me of flowing water which I almost always associate with gracefulness.
The lowercase letter "A" I was given especially reminds me of water.  The finial is thick and slanted and reminds me of a waterfall.  The tail holds the same effect for me as it swooshes slightly upward after coming down the long stroke of the stem of the "a".  The top of the bowl compliments the the finial by running parallel to its slant.  The counter within the finial is also interesting because the top is perfectly round

Live Trace and the Corrected

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live traces of the rolling stones logo.  Which I chose because music logos are my favorite logos. They always say a lot about the band and are usually iconic and really just epic feeling (good ones anyway).

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Having never used the internet for communication (outside of the occasional emailing) starting this blog has  been strangely stressful.  Its kinda like learning a whole new language.  Its not that I don't like the idea of blogging and facebooking and what not its just that I've definitely always preferred actual human contact when communicating.  I'm certainly on board for doing blogs and documenting my work through them. I just have to get used to this first...