TDC No.1

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  1. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    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:
    http://www.tdc.org/archives/6415/

    Better yet, support the organization by purchasing a copy of the book:
    http://tinyurl.com/9ymhbds

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    over 1 year ago

  2. Ty Wilkins Ty Wilkins

    Love how you combined the word and number. Brilliant execution!

    over 1 year ago

  3. Joachim Vu Joachim Vu

    Wow, that's great! Kick-ass letters and I love the soft colors.

    over 1 year ago

  4. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    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.

    over 1 year ago

  5. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    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/

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    over 1 year ago

  6. Patrick King Patrick King

    Glad I saw this in the feed and got turned on to your work in the process. Beautiful stuff.

    over 1 year ago

  7. John Kane John Kane

    Awesome work. Really inspiring...

    over 1 year ago

  8. Kristopher Bazen Kristopher Bazen

    Monster.

    over 1 year ago

  9. Jonathan Hoefler Jonathan Hoefler

    I love this!

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    over 1 year ago

  10. Jonathan Hoefler Jonathan Hoefler

    And, who knew you were colorblind, too? I wonder how common this is among type designers.

    over 1 year ago

  11. Luke Dorny Luke Dorny

    You went to town and schooled 'em. Beautifully done.

    over 1 year ago

  12. Ged Palmer Ged Palmer

    @Ken Barber showing us how it's done once again!

    over 1 year ago

  13. Sergey Shapiro Sergey Shapiro

    That's insane!

    over 1 year ago

  14. Yoga Perdana Yoga Perdana

    Beautiful!

    over 1 year ago

  15. Muhammad El Melegy Muhammad El Melegy

    Beautiful!

    over 1 year ago

  16. The Orca Design Co. The Orca Design Co.

    Freshhhhhh!

    over 1 year ago

  17. Drew Melton Drew Melton

    You're a god.

    over 1 year ago

  18. Ken Barber Ken Barber

    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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    over 1 year ago

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