Art Deco

Elegant geometry

The Brief

Create an Art Deco–inspired type treatment

Trim Size

Tabloid/A3

Learning Points

  • Choosing type

  • Working with gradients

  • Working with Photoshop layer styles

Tools

Illustrator, Photoshop

Fonts Used

Mostra Nuova

Inspiration

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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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