Monday, 8 October 2012

ALPHABET SOUP: TYPEFACE BRIEF

The next brief for 'Alphabet Soup' was to -

Design a typeface for a full alphabet and glyphs that represents the personality/character of your partner. You will discover their personality/character through a set of questions. 

Using your newfound appreciation of the anatomy of typographic forms and the wealth of research that you have already gathered, focus on the manipulation of existing letter forms in order to solve this problem. 

A1 Poster - True Grid Paper
Name Badge for your partner (45mm x 90mm)

Due - Friday 19th October


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My partner is James Keefe. As the pairs were chosen at random, I was pleased to find out that James was my partner as we have worked on a previous task together, and we generally get along well anyway.

For some inspiration and background information on our partner, such as their personality traits, likes, dislikes, preferences, habits, interests etc, we were given a questionnaire to talk through and discuss. Below are the questions and answered:

Name and Age - James Keefe; 24 Years Old
Blog Address: www.j-keefe1215.blogspot.co.uk

1. What is your favourite colour?

Purple

2. What is your earliest memory?

A birthday cake from when I was 5/6

3. Which living designer do you admire, and why?

Noma Bar - Designer who incorporates a lot of negative space into their work

4. What is your most treasured possession?

Laptop

5. What would your super power be?

Teleportation

6. Which piece of Graphic Design do you wish you had created?

'Dog Eats Cat Eats Mouse'

7. Who would play you in the film of your life?

Sacha Baron Cohen

8. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Johnny Depp

9. What makes you unhappy?

Rain

10. What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?

Borat

11. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

"Mate"
"Well good"

I did not feel that this was enough information about my partner, nor information on their personality traits, least/favourite existing typeface, colours, hobbies etc, which could lead to ideas being created. James and I had a chat and asked each other questions we thought were relevant, which are to be organised in a categorised brain storm so I can collect, gather and organise my thoughts before starting to design any initial ideas.








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