I finally received my copy of Celebrate 65, commemorating the Type Directors Club anniversary. Each international artist invited to participate was requested to design a number, between one and 65. By the luck of the draw, I got picked to kick things off.
Deciding to create a mash-up of sorts, I combined a number of engraving, vernacular signage and polychromatic typographic sources. Once I find the time, I'll post a few process pics and more info about its development.
In the meantime, read more about the project on TDC's site:
Better yet, support the organization by purchasing a copy of the book:
8 months ago
Love how you combined the word and number. Brilliant execution!
Wow, that's great! Kick-ass letters and I love the soft colors.
Thanks Ty. Originally I was only going to draw the numeral one, but soon decided to adapt some engraved script lettering and drop it over top.
Glad you like it, Joachim. However, I can't take credit for the color palette. Being color blind, I needed lots of help from my colleague and friend Bondé Prang: http://bondeprang.com/
Glad I saw this in the feed and got turned on to your work in the process. Beautiful stuff.
Awesome work. Really inspiring...
I love this!
And, who knew you were colorblind, too? I wonder how common this is among type designers.
You went to town and schooled 'em. Beautifully done.
@Ken Barber showing us how it's done once again!
You're a god.
Glad you dig it, Jonathan. I read somewhere that nearly one in ten men is color blind. It also can be hereditary; my father and three brothers all suffer from it. Ed Benguiat tells a hilarious story of how he tried to get around the tests in order to be a military pilot.
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