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Playing with Type: 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles by Lara McCormick

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six word story
Ernest Hemingways colleagues bet him
that he couldn’t write a complete story in
just six words. They paid up. Hemingway
is said to have considered it his best work:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Create a type-based composition that tells
a story in six words and communicates
something about your life.
Project inspired by Six Word Story Every
Day (SWSED.com); Anne Ulku (designer),
Van Horgen (writer).
If you loved this, you’ll love these!
Daily Reminders, page 162; Optimistic Words, page 178
“We hide ourselves from
the uncertainty of love’s
emotions by masking it
with a game. A game of
chance, and flower
petals, that will
determine whether our
affection is being
returned.
Writer: Van Horgen
Designer: Anne Ulku
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Designer: Evan Stremke
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23
six word story
Ernest Hemingways colleagues bet him
that he couldn’t write a complete story in
just six words. They paid up. Hemingway
is said to have considered it his best work:
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
Create a type-based composition that tells
a story in six words and communicates
something about your life.
Project inspired by Six Word Story Every
Day (SWSED.com); Anne Ulku (designer),
Van Horgen (writer).
If you loved this, you’ll love these!
Daily Reminders, page 162; Optimistic Words, page 178
“We hide ourselves from
the uncertainty of love’s
emotions by masking it
with a game. A game of
chance, and flower
petals, that will
determine whether our
affection is being
returned.
Writer: Van Horgen
Designer: Anne Ulku
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(Text)
Designer: Evan Stremke
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“In connection with the famed quote, I thought an
obvious illustration would be to have the typography
woven together. After several sketches, I moved to
the computer, where it was vectorized and
completed.
Designer: David Yurkanin
“Last winter, I bought a sign press at an antiques
store. I found a stack of old atlases the very next day
at an estate sale. I heard ‘Go Your Own Way’ on the
radio on the way home and it was one of those giant
lightbulb moments.
Designer: Amy Rice
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(Text)
Left: “I drew the letters by hand in pencil and then
traced over them. I scanned in the outlines,
vectorized them, added color fills, and manipulated
them in Illustrator. I finished with texture and color
adjustments in Photoshop.
Author: Dylan Sneed
Designer: Jeff Rogers
Above: Your dog’s sweater was nicer than mine.
Designer: Hardy Stewart
(Ray)
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(Ray)
(Fogra 39)Job:10-29438 Title:RP-Playing with Type
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(Ray)
(Fogra 39)Job:10-29438 Title:RP-Playing with Type
#175 Dtp:225 Page:79
042-079_29438.indd 79 10/24/12 2:46 PM
78 playing with type
(Text)
“In connection with the famed quote, I thought an
obvious illustration would be to have the typography
woven together. After several sketches, I moved to
the computer, where it was vectorized and
completed.
Designer: David Yurkanin
“Last winter, I bought a sign press at an antiques
store. I found a stack of old atlases the very next day
at an estate sale. I heard ‘Go Your Own Way’ on the
radio on the way home and it was one of those giant
lightbulb moments.
Designer: Amy Rice
(Ray)
(Fogra 39)Job:10-29438 Title:RP-Playing with Type
#175 Dtp:225 Page:78
042-079_29438.indd 78 10/24/12 2:43 PM
project-based play 79
(Text)
Left: “I drew the letters by hand in pencil and then
traced over them. I scanned in the outlines,
vectorized them, added color fills, and manipulated
them in Illustrator. I finished with texture and color
adjustments in Photoshop.
Author: Dylan Sneed
Designer: Jeff Rogers
Above: Your dog’s sweater was nicer than mine.
Designer: Hardy Stewart
(Ray)
(Fogra 39)Job:10-29438 Title:RP-Playing with Type
#175 Dtp:225 Page:79
042-079_29438.indd 79 10/24/12 2:43 PM

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