Thursday, 20 October 2011

heteronyms brief so far....

if you feel like you want a help out... then i'll ask the question!
HOW CAN I MAKE  IT BETTER? colours? fonts?
hope you like it.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Designer.. (typo)

Giambattista bodoni
born 16. 2. 1740 in Saluzzo, Piedmont, Italy
as far back as 1758, in the printing house of Propaganda Fide a Roma, in 1768 he was asked to run the printing house Regia of Parma where we began to print valuable editions, using inks mixed by himself. In 1771, he established his own typography where he cast characters of a rare perfection and printed editions which became immediately famous for their fine engravings, the beauty of their coat of arms, the elegance of the front pages, the quality of the paper and the nature of the inks.
  The rules of his art were written by Bodoni himself and are demonstrated in the "Manuale tipografico", pubblished after his death by his widow Margherita Dall'Aglio in 1818.

Bodoni was the most successful early proponent of what is  referred to as the “modern” typeface, distinguished by a strong contrast between the thin and thick strokes, and vertical, rather than oblique, shading. His books were produced for the wealthy and the aristocracy, and were more advanced in elegance and refinement than anything else being printed in Europe. Intended more to be admired than used.

God of Manga

Osamu Tezuka
(1928-1989) was a manga author and creator of many of the first Japanese animation. While Tezuka’s best known creation is, arguably, the world-renowned children’s series Astro Boy, (which I love ) he drew more than 150,000 pages of manga in his lifetime starting at a very young age - touching on every style and genre. He wrote for every age-group, from young children to mature audiences, and single-handedly created the majority of the genres and character-types we see in manga and anime today. Using a Star-system he was able to use the same characters in different roles.
Though he is one of the most respected cultural figures of 20th century Japan, finding information in English on his work can be difficult. Therefore I will like to start a journey of finding work of his in English...