Wednesday, 26 January 2011

spur of the moment sketching with circles

"In a world rife with unsolicited messages, typography must often draw attention to itself before it will be read. Yet in order to be read, it must relinquish the attention it has drawn" - Robert Bringhurst
Playing around with photocopies and scratching the image, re-scanning, re-sizing etc

Sunday, 23 January 2011

first geometric experiments

Not happy with the 's' but this is only very rough experimentation with shapes

Thursday, 20 January 2011


Among other things that are shown in my sketchbook, I started looking at the German invasion of Poland in 1939 and the maps that showed the strategic movements. Quite like the arrows, quickly experimented with how an arrow might look on an the letter A I designed


This is the new brief that i'm currently working on. I'll be (attempting to) design a typeface for the birth centennial commemoration of the Polish poet, author, and nobel literature prize winner Czeslaw Milosz

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Overall im generally happy with the way this project turned out. I managed to get a 4 page spread menu completed along with an A2 poster. My initial goals however were to do a lot more than just this, I had aimed to do floor plans, building plans, signage and all sorts of accompanying bits associated with restaurants. However the menu itself proved a lengthy process and i felt i was best suited to getting that 100% right rather than lots of little bits that could ultimately let me down in the long run.
I think i managed my time well, I got the menu and poster printed in time and i'm happy with the outcome. This ISTD brief has proven to be quite difficult but i've enjoyed the process, If i was to do it again i would have focused a lot more on the finer details. I made the mistake early on of setting on an idea i wasn't 100% keen on, after switching my idea I was quite pushed for time but made sure I didn't rush and make any silly mistakes.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

homage to brockmann?

thinking about perhaps doing my own take on a muller brockmann poster, here i've substituted the cow for a lump of swiss cheese, not sure frutiger looks as good as helvetica when displayed like this though :/

Monday, 3 January 2011


really quick mock up, not too sure about this, looks ok printed out on tracing paper. might have to skip the building interior and exterior ideas