Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy type holidays!

It's supposed that this blog is about typography, maybe this post is a little out of the topic.
When I knew that the python language existed I began to look for some information about it & found Drawbot an application, developed by Just van Rossum, to begin to learn how to program in python. Looking up for more information I found some excercises from the students fo Type&Media in The Hague and some of them were patterns, sadly that website no longer exists, but I have some examples of the works.


Well well, but what does a picture of fireworks mean in this blog? When I saw the exercises with Drawbot I inmediatly remembered fireworks because in my city this is a job made by craftsmen & I'm used to see this kind of patterns. I plan to develop in python something like this.
By the way...
Happy holidays!

Friday, December 05, 2008

5 pts

5 pts has arrived, I bought it for the editorial design, look at those margins, they have good space, haven't they?

5 pts inside

The cover is very interesting.

5 pts
5 pts

Type basics are good too:

Designing type is like driving a car. If you drive a car, you always take the curve in a natural way. If you draw a curve of a character on paper, this is exactly the same. The curve starts smoothly, never out of a sudden. While driving a car, you don't start turning the wheel when you are already in the beggining of the curve. A while before you arrive in the curve you anticipate by leading your car gently in the right direction. Think about driving a car when you are sketching type on a paper.