Nov 22, 2008
My daughter Savannah and her pet monster.
This past week I did a presentation at the Adobe MAX Conference called "Working SmARTer." The session focused on the creative process and how you could use smart objects in Ai and Ps.
To help illustrate the use of smart objects I created a project where I used a combination of photography and illustration. My daughter Savannah gave me the idea so I made her part of the project and she did a great job acting the part as you can see in the image above.
Close up of pet monster "Gooblymook."
As my daughter explains pet monsters live in your pockets, they enjoy wearing small hats, piercing their ears and because they dwell in the dark most times their vision tends to be poor and requires corrective lenses.
Every so often they come out and enjoy the fresh lint-free air.
Kanji for "Create."
Pet monsters are part of Asian lore and only speak fluent Japanese. This timid fellow is proclaiming "Create."
My daughter rules! Go Savannah!
Nov 8, 2008
"Beat Street" and "Beat Street Inline" font.
The font "Beat Street" shown above I designed about 12 years ago. Like I said in my previous post about this type face, it's been a while since I designed a font. For the past four years however I have slowly been working on a new one called "Nincompoop" which I plan on finishing up and producing in 2009 sometime.
Over the years I've spotted my fonts being used in a variety of ways. You can view some of the "Beat Street" examples here in my previous post.
"Beat Street" spotted in the movie "Freaky Friday."
My youngest daughter was watching the movie "Freaky Friday" in my studio yesterday and I watched along as I worked and something in one of the scenes struck me as familiar. I hit rewind on my TiVo and sure enough there it was, my "Beat Street" font used on some poster in a scene of this movie.
"Beat Street" used in some type of motivational poster?
I never go hunting for this stuff I always stumble upon it and the context it's used in most often is craptacular at best. I can create a cool font but I can't control if and how a bad designer chooses to use it.
If any of you happen to spot this font being used please let me know I'd love to see it and document the usage with a new post.
BTW: You can test drive and purchase the "Beat Street" font here.
Nov 1, 2008
Guaran Tee. Neutraface and Gill Sans versions.
Tonight I was thinking about what a client had asked me a while back.
"Do I get a guarantee if I hire you?"
I'm happy to announce that I'll be able to say "Sure, no problem."
Get Your Own "Guaran Tee"
- Neutraface Version
- Gill Sans Version