Art Deco

Elegant geometry

The Brief

Create an Art Deco–inspired type treatment

Trim Size


Learning Points

  • Choosing type

  • Working with gradients

  • Working with Photoshop layer styles


Illustrator, Photoshop

Fonts Used

Mostra Nuova


Art Deco flourished as the reigning international style from the 1920s, well into the 1940s. But was it really that big a deal? Two words in answer to that question: Chrysler Building. ’Nuff said. But you can see its influence across a wide range of design items, from letterforms and manhole covers to the Golden Gate Bridge. Its calling cards are sleek, symmetrical forms and a sense of opulence and luxury.

In its typographic contributions, Art Deco shines. The letterforms are ...

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