Typographic Individuality
July 18, 2008, 3:48 am
Filed under: Art, Art Direction, Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Informal

So often we’re dragged into the mesmerizing glow of our desktop’s LCD screen, the hum of our laptop’s cooling fans, and the sophisticated technology that allows us to manipulate typefaces within Adobe’s glorious creative suite. I’m just as guilty as the rest. However, I’m curious at what point do we lose a sense of our individuality due to technology? Let’s take a step back from the computer and appreciate the ideas that come out of our head and hand, rather than those which manifest from our keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks.

Ray Fenwick supplies a great source of inspiration when we as Graphic Designers decide to return back to basics. His illustrative typefaces emit personality far beyond any personality our FontBooks can supply. If you’re a Graphic Design and you haven’t heard of Ray Fenwick, then be ashamed and amidst that shame, be sure to enlighten yourself with his playful typographic/illustrative work.

I would love to see some interaction on this subject from my viewers. Do you agree, disagree or want to voice your opinion as well? Please, don’t be shy! I look forward to your reactions.


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Excellent points. Very nice post.

Comment by Paul Stonier

hmm…sounds like lorrie has had an effect on this one.

“o” project?

Comment by bryan kenny

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