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Journal Assignment #5: Project 4 research

For the font I want to design there are two routes I want to go either a bubbly font or a sketchy handwritten font.

Designer Jowaco, this type is designed for teachers. Image from http://forum.high-logic.com/viewtopic.php?t=296

Image from http://www.123rf.com/photo_8511862_hand-written-alphabet–scribbled-sketched-letters-isolated-on-white-background-handwriting-font-colo.html

image from: 8ball.co.uk

Designer Alexander Walter Image from:http://www.kindredcreations.com/kcstore/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=74_63_66Designer Christopher Souvey  Image from: http://www.souvey.com/2008/05/handwriting-fonts/

Type is called Hail Bubble Type Image from: http://www.typophile.com/node/18726

Designer Ólafur Orri Guðmundsson Image from:http://oligumm.wordpress.com/

Designer Alison Olmack  Image from: http://www.fontbros.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=CHAN-SWEX

Designer SparkyType   Image from: http://www.sparkytype.com/custom-fonts

Image from:http://www.ffonts.net/ElFont-Bubble.font


Journal Assignment #4: Modified Type

This image is from: pokermix.net This logo seems to be Garamond or Goudy.   It seems to Kerning between the r,a,n and in casinos it seems to be in a,s and i.  By making the A and S makes the logo different and eye popping.

This image is from: planetperplex.com This logo seems to Arial rounded or Stone Sans not sure.   I like the extension in h, a, and k giving it wave look and the teeth in the S and circle in the eye really makes it look the a shark.

This image is from: flickr.com/google.com   It not 100% sure but some characters look like Baskville.  The curve on the ends of the h, a, l give it elegant look.

Project 3: Modifying Type

Project Two: Fictional Characters

Journal Assignment #3: Oliver Munday

Quick Bio-

    Oliver Munday is a designer and illustrator.  He is from Washington, D.C. and still lives their now.  He is 25 years old.   Munday’s designs and illustrations include things being morph into other things.   While in school at the institute College of Art, Munday created a typeface out of plastic soldiers that he strategically set on fire and melted, producing an alphabetical army of the wounded and maimed. Munday is particularly attuned to his sense of social consciousness, he has also produced

Where's the reform in health care reform? Feature illustration for TIME magazine....another article on the struggles of health care reform.

 infogrpahics for Good, a promotional booklet for a women’s rehab center in Baltimore, and a poster

Golf & VanityIllustration for Golf Digest Magazine. The article reports on golfers' vanity as it relates to their handicap number.

Illustration for PRINT magainze. The article discussed copyright issues with the “Orphan Works Act.”

Cover comps for Bruno Mars via Atlantic Records.

Three-dimensional alphabet created from melted plastic army figures.

for and a poster for an Angela Davis lecture at MICA. Soon after graduating in 2007, he sent his portfolio to Nicholas Blechman, the art director of The New York Times Book Review.  He called him that night with an assignment.  Munday said “that changed everything for me.”   Since then he completed more than 50 illustrations for the Times.  His first book-jacket designs for such projects as a poetry book and an alternative history of the United States, will appear later this.  Munday’s work to date is elemental and immediately arresting, an approach that might have been inspired by his early life as a sports fan.  “In football,” he says, “the helmets were what drew me to a team. I like really graphic helmets, like the Cincinnati Bengals with their black stripes on orange.”

Some work-

    Oilver’s work has been recognized by many of the major design publications including Print, CMYK, TDC, Communcation Arts, STEP magazine’s 25 freshest minds in design, Young Gunz 7, and in 2010 was named as one of PRINT magazine’s “20 under 30,” in the new visual artiest issue.  He has worked  on Bruno Mars’s CD cover, AARP Magazine, Toytoa, IBM,  and Time.




Project two: Fictional Characters

Journal #2 Baskerville

This an example of early type specimen of Baskervillle. This was made from an early printing press made by John Baskerville himself. Since then Baskerville font has been has been made into many different typefaces.

Quick Bio-

    John Baskerville was born in Worcestershire, England. He began a career in manufacturing, making japanned ware (a type of lacquered metalware popular at the time).  Around 1751, Baskerville began experimenting with printing.  Baskerville’s type was influenced by the works of Italian renaissance printers, like his English contemporary, William Caslon. But Baskerville is creating type with more refined their forms and more extreme contrast of thick and thin strokes. His designs stand as a pinnacle of pinnacle of transitional typography and as a prelude to the modern Didone design of later years. His influence on type and printing spread to Italy and France where Giovanni Battista Bodoni and the Didots furthered his ideas.  Baskerville’s types have been the source of many revivals, some of which include: John Baskerville by Storm Type Foundry and Mrs Eaves by Zuzana Licko.

This is an example Mrs. Eaves. Looking at this you can really tell the difference in the ligatures and problems it has in spacing compared to Baskerville.


Identifying Characteristics-

  • Tail on the lowercase g does not close
  • Swash-like tail of Q
  • Small counter of italic e compared to italic a
  • J well below baseline
  • High crossbar and pointed apex of A
  • Top and bottom serifs on C
  • W and w have no middle stroke
  • Long lower arm of E
  • Many version feature a calligraphic J
  • T has wide arms


Mrs. Eaves Vs. Baskerville-

    Mrs. Eaves, by Zuzana Licko, is revival of Baskerville that attempts to soften hard edges by reducing its contrast, lowering the x-height, and widening the lower case.  Mrs. Eaves has many problems for instance that it has spacing problems. It has tiny x-heights and the lightish color.  You cannot use it small and you cannot use it large.   It is consider to be the feminine version of Baskerville.   With Baskerville it is very versatile.  It can be used large or small.

All the versions-

    Baskerville has many different version being alter many times.

  • This is a great example of Baskerville still being used today!


  • ITC new Baskerville
  • Baskerville No. 2
  • Berthold Baskerville Book BE
  • TS Old Baskervillle
  • Baskerville No. 2
  • Baskerville Old Face
  • URW Baskerville AI
  • TS Baskerville
  • URW Baskerville
  • Baskerville Old Face SB
  • Baskerville Old Face SH
  • Baskerville Old Face EF
  • Baskerville Cyrillic
  • Baskerville Original Pro
  • Baskerville Serial
  • Etc.






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