Tuesday, 10 August 2010

from an old sketchbook....

I'm really into hand rendered type...

It seems to be much more prevalent in design than it was some years back. This is a page from an 'ideas' book of mine. The poem is by Edvard Munch from a book that I borrowed whilst at college and I have not been able to track down any of his poetry since.

Handwritten - Expressive Lettering in the digital age - lots of contemporary examples of Graphic design using handwritten Typography.

Monday, 9 August 2010

... I like it, but do I want it?

as I was growing up, one of the comments my mother made to me when we were out shopping was "you can't 'have' everything!"

I couldn't quite understand what she was talking about, then I realised that everytime I said "Oh, I like that!" my mother assumed that I wanted to buy it!
but 'no'.... it's my eyes you see, I live through my eyes!
and when I 'see' things my brain asks internal questions, my brain measures what it is seeing, my brain decides if it likes or it doesn't like it 'visually' and quite often it saves the visual information for a later date. Needless to say I am dyslexic and cannot remember dates, numbers or facts or anything else that a standard western education deems 'useful' and measurable!....
but hey! I can carry a colour around in my head for months and then colour match it at any later date and I can remember where to find an image, going back for years.

This is what I am good at... visual stuff!
Maybe, now I have internalized that conversation that says 'Oh, I like that!' so as not to confuse others and mothers!!!!

....look what I just found whilst blogging... (http://mrseliotbooks.blogspot.com)
"Oh, I like that!"