With graduation and my senior show swiftly approaching, things are beginning to come together. For my installation in the show, I've decided to focus on my hand-drawn typography (big surprise, I know.) The main theme I'm dealing with is the idea of "design needs heart" - the concept that graphic design is more than the ability to manipulate software or tools, but a craft which requires a human element: a voice, passion, soul, authenticity. I'll post more details as things become more concrete, but I've just put together a type design for the main quote and thought I'd share my process so far. Starting with a very rough sketch to the vectorized version, there were certainly a lot more versions in between than what's here:
I'm not sure what the color palate will end up being, I just put these together to experiment. I'm in for a whole lot of drawing type for the next month and... now 8 days, until I start hanging my show on April 21st. I'm excited!