Thursday, December 24, 2009

Spread Eighteen

Inspired by Matt's sketch of clocks and a sole man in a destroyed city, I decided that I wanted to do a typographic study of disintegration and destruction. I chose to use Bodoni as I think this typeface contains some of the most beautiful characters ever designed. Drawing the lovely curves was an exercise in worship as creating the characters by hand really made me aware of the intricate details of each form.

As we close on the year, I thought this sketch was pretty representative of 2009 as the economic crisis definitely affected all of our lives. I hope everyone has a restorative holiday and a wonderful new year. Next we will see the first sketch by new member, Tawny Rose!