Celebrity Font Art

Taking a history class on fonts, design and typography I started poking around on the net for interesting things concerning the subject. One thing I came across was these amazing font art celebrities. They are adds for a Brazilian newspaper, Folha de S. Paulo, and absolutely brilliant. I don’t know it it is a good add campaign or not, but I think it is fun at least. Enjoy!

 

 

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

 

 

James Dean

James Dean

 

 

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

 

 

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

 

 

Most people think typography is about fonts. Most designers think typography is about fonts. Typography is more than that, it’s expressing language through type. Placement, composition, typechoice. Information is language. Typography is about language.  The web is language.  Who has a writing budget ?


Language has structure :

     words –> sentences

 sentences –> paragraphs

paragraphs –> groupings

 groupings –> sections

  sections –> document


Documents have a conceptual structure, made visible by headings, subheadings, paragraphs, lists, tables ; all chunks of information. In separating content and presentation, we’re losing art direction. 

~ Mark Boulton ~

Thobias

[via Geeks are Sexy & Walyou]

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