I was pleasantly approached by Dwell Magazine to create custom lettering for their Made In America issue, to represent the Midwest.
Each year the AIGA puts on Portfolio 1-on-1 in which design students come in and get their portfolios reviewed by working professionals. During the weekend, there are also workshops. I was excited to be able to co-host my second P1-on-1 workshop, along with Chank Diesel.
Last year we held a font-making workshop. Students created letterforms from cut-paper shapes which was then made into a working font called Particulate. We also made a video to go along with, animated by Adam Tow.
This year, the workshop was based more on process, collaboration and challenge in creating letterforms. Piles of material were provided – such as pins, tape, string, post-its, stickers, rope, wire, etc. Students were formed into groups and had to collaborate and plan out what their assigned letter would look like and with what materials they would use. When it was time to create, together they would get one minute to produce the letter on an easel while we documented the process through video.
Our focus for the workshop was more on the creative process and planning collaboratively to create something. A process video of the students creating the letterforms will be releasing soon, which will be produced by Adam Tow.
For now, these are some photos from the event.
Photos © 2013 Jamie Valencour
Just got a copy of this in the mail! Playing With Type, 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles, by Lara McCormick, published by Rockport Publishers
A couple spreads on the Six Word Story project including contributions by
Some Handsome progress with script chosen from these options
Opening this week in Chicago, As You Are: A Decade of You Are Beautiful
I posted some process photos on my site of the piece I did for the show, which includes 15 wooden boards, stained, typographically painted and spot gloss varnished.
A large roster of new and past artists involved in the You Are Beautiful movement from the past decade will be on display. The show opens Feb 7 at the Green Exchange, Chicago.
Been working with the guys at Handsome to create a new refreshed script mark for their bike company. Here are some of my initial works.