D&AD Student Awards Entry

We’ve just finished of a typography brief set by D&AD (British Design & Art Direction) in their annual student awards.

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I decided to go for a brief set by the Ministry of Sound and created a poster to advertise their upcoming Saturday Sessions club nights. I wanted to play with the typography, and after a few trial and error designs, I ended up with this set. I’m really happy with the layout of the text, it was terrible trying to get all the bands to read well and have a fixed style throughout all three, but worked it out. Loving typography at the moment.
Before print, I wasn’t completely happy with the ‘clock’ part. I liked the idea of loosing your awareness of time, and quotes like ‘having the time of your life’ and ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ spring to mind.
Once I printed them out I was really happy with the overall design, and they look a lot better than on the computer. I’ll have to update this post with images of the printed designs.

As always comments and criticism are greatly appreciated! Cheers guys!

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Craig Ward

Craig Ward is an artist I bookmarked a long time to write and research more about. However, when it came round to searching for his name and looking at his previous work, what I found was good, but just not what I was looking for. That was until I came across his ‘Processing Typography’.

Pictured in the sideshow below this selection of experimental typography really inspires me to go out and get creative with my typography. Whenever an artist inspires me to go out and get creative just by looking at their work, I immediately put them on this blog, in the hope it might do it to other also.

If you wish to have a lot at more of his work you can find it here.

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