I chose this example because of its elegance. It shows the story of mother and child without any human form. The type is so formal and elegant it captures the essence of a mother. The fact that the child is inside of the mother type shows how the mother is protective of the child.
– Abby Sanders
This coffee mug is a wonderful example of horrible text. The designer used over ten fonts and five of them were in one word alone. The fonts themselves are some of the most common and overused fonts that shouldn’t be used in this context. The tracking and kerning are also off and overall the “design” of this piece is simply awful.
– Kathryn Evans
I choose this mostly as a comedic effect. Personally I read it as “Heal Thy Burgers” when it is meant to say “Healthy Burgers”. At first I felt stupid, but then realized most people read it the same way I did. SO I found it interesting how much the division of type can effect how it is read and interpreted. How the slogan “Heal Thy Burgers” and still be applied to the theme of healthy burgers, so it is still possible this play on word was intentional.
– Israel Rodriguez
This is an example of when type comes off the computer and into another medium. This is a real sculpture that was made out of neon. There are many different layered typefaces, but they all seem very cohesive and go well together.
I choose this example of type because it flows really well and it has a nice hand drawn feel, but the line weight is very cohesive – unlike a hand drawn typeface. I think that the drawings give a sense wonder and it goes perfectly with the quote.
– Allison Simenkiewicz
I chose this particular picture due to its lack of proper kerning. This picture is a prime example of why kerning is so important: if type is not kerned properly, it can sometimes become offensive!
– Annie Stauffer
This was a poster that I got from the school poster sale. I chose it because it used typography as the main graphic so the type isn’t just seen as type, but like the art itself. I also like how they were able to use multiple different fonts and it was still cohesive and descriptive.
I love this sample because the designs are so unique and clever yet so simple at the same time. The letters are very appealing to look at and they each really capture the tone of the fairytale they are portraying.
– Ashley Carloni
What I love about this type example is how creative it is. I like how the designer paid attention to even the smallest detail, making the top of the bowl of the ampersand the moon. Very clever and very well done piece.
– Kahdijah Venable
I really enjoy this type sample because of the clever double meaning the artist added by making parts of the letters waves. The hand painted feel makes it relatable and gives it good “beachy” tone yet the intricacy of the piece is still maintained.