The artistic representation of characters (the way it looks).
I wanted to understand “the artistic representation of characters” better so found an article on a website called 53 Mind Blowing Uses of Typography and thought about what artistic thoughts are applied the text.
The first, of the 3 images I selected above, is a poster for a movie.
It is a top hat formed from the words Gangs of New York (and others). The colours are dirty and dreary but there is a mysterious feel about it. There may not be any photographs or characters but the type tells you the theme and feel of the film (through the image the words shape and the colour choices).
The second image could easily be an advert for a company that is trying to appear Eco-friendly.
Unusually using bubble writing, which I haven’t used since I was 12! But along with the childish colours and wacky lines, it all comes together to create a childlike innocence; a message I’m sure was intentional.
The last is unclear but subtly effective. Perhaps a hairdressing salon or a stylist?
It’s a profile image of a drawn womans face. The words say ‘Mooks Sixty Six’ and are integrated into the womans hair. They have been made freely and swirl and curl as if hair would. My critism is that the words are lost in the image and as they are so well thought out it is a shame.
From looking at the article, in particular these 3 images, I now understand a little better that it is one thing to place a font on an image but it’s a whole different thing to place a font in an image!