Type As Image — From inspiration to final work

Thomas Blankschøn
16 Jan 2012
Typographic interpretation of Paul Rand
Typographic interpretation of Herb Lubalin
Typographic interpretation of Saul Bass
Typographic interpretation of Robert Brownjohn
Typographic interpretation of April Greiman
Typographic interpretation of Stefan Sagmeister
Typographic interpretation of Mike Meiré
Typographic interpretation of Marian Bantjes
Typographic interpretation of Craig Ward
Typographic interpretation of Alex Trochut
The Book: Type As Image
The Book: Type As Image
The Book: Type As Image
The Book: Type As Image
The Book: Type As Image
The Book: Type As Image
The Book: Type As Image
The Book: Type As Image
The Book: Type As Image
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This project provides:

10. Graphic Designers.
10. Typographic interpretations.
10. Inspiring sentences.
10. Different Design & Work philosophies.
10. Creative methods on creating ideas.
10. Innovative graphic styles.

The purpose of this project is to create a poster serie and a book, that will work as an inspiration source for other graphic designers and creative thinkers.

The book and poster serie should be seen as a study of 10 different known graphic designers, their methods, creative processes, inspirational sources and ideologies.

The 10 graphic designers studied in this project, are streching over several periods of the graphic design history, going from modernism, american advertising culture through the Pacific Wave movement, into the 1990s conceptual design aesthetics and ending up in the new millenium diving into the New Ugly and the eclectic design culture of today.

The aim of this study is to create a publication and a poster series that gives an insight into these designers working methods, design philosophies and style. Furthermore it is the intention that the publication and poster serie will give other creative thinkers an inspirational input and maybe create an interest in some of the featured designers or their working methods.

The posters created during this project are typographic interpretations of the 10 graphic designers and their work.

I find it relevant to use typography, and thereby show the possibities of type and how it can be used as an image. I strongly believe that this is a subject of graphic design where it is possible to substantiate a feeling/atmosphere and still get a message communicated out to a broader audience.