One of my team members liked the idea of producing a magazine, so they have designed a cover page along with a possible layout for the inside.
The images below show a possible layout for the home page of the website along with ideas for packaging for the cards. What I love about these designs are the colours that have been used, they are vibrant and stand out, perfect for the children’s market.
still thinking of how nature could inspire our typography element I considered how branches can twist and turn, almost imitating the fluidity seen in an earlier post
First version – this style didn’t really work for ‘warriors’ and to be honest I felt it could be improved so I didn’t carry on using this design but instead tried to develop it resulting in the below image
This font was a lot of fun to create, still based on nature, it is more the letters stand out more – they seem to act like trees, standing tall among the branches. Although I still don’t think either of these designs could be used within our world, after all they are superhero’s and the nature aspect doesn’t seem to be conveying this.
the image above was just a little bit of fun, I wanted to try something a little bit looser and it obviously wouldn’t work as it is too hard to read. Our heroes need something that is exciting, that conveys movement, will stand out from the rest of the page and be easily recognisable.
We could always take ‘Eco-warriors’ literally and incorporate nature into our typography, I do like the image above and how the letters seem to flow into each other but I’m not sure how well it would fit into the context of our world.
Below are some images I found of nature inspired typography that i quite liked but they probably won’t be suitable to our project.
The member of the comic book creators who is responsible for the comic books text. The letterers use of typefaces, calligraphy, letter size and layout all contribute to the impact of the comic.
Display Lettering – again crafted by the letter, includes the story, title lettering, special captions and credits that usually appear on a story’s first page.
They may also design the letters in word balloons, draw in sound effects and even design logo’s for the company’s various titles. Although most marvel and D.C comics are now lettered using a graphics program with a font that resembles hand lettering. Computer lettering provides technical shortcuts, combines lettering work directly with the digital art files, eliminating the physical paste up stage altogether!
Although there are still some who prefer the traditional, long-time letterer John Workman still tosses between traditional and digital.
I went in search of a few ideas of what we could base our typography on, I payed a visit to dafont.com and found a few that would be useful:
These images are based on water,
where as the images below are of a comic book style
I think I prefer the comic book style, as we have developed our Eco Warriors into a series and plan for it to be a magazine – style would suit better and our world doesn’t really take place in water as when we first received it we wanted a world removed from anything to do with being underwater! hence why we developed a space ship!