Beside the Sea

Evoke a place or genre with type

The Brief

Create a fun, type-inspired composition on a theme of your choosing

Trim Size


Learning Points

  • Photographing type

  • Designing with a layout grid

  • Working with compound paths


Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, InDesign, Camera


I (Nigel) have always had a fascination with the seaside, especially the faded seaside towns of Britain, which have a melancholic romance about them. The typography of the seaside enthralls with its combination of kitsch, nostalgia, and goofiness. Signs that cheerfully announce Donuts, Ice Cream, and Toffee Apples are compelling to a child; when that child grows up to be a graphic designer, those signs are just as compelling, ...

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