If typography was restricted to being used as purely a method of communication, I think I can safely avow that it would have been a pretty dull world. Typographic art surrounds us, from the serifs on the most ubiquitous of fonts to modern graffiti art, from calligraphy to abstract scripts. What can be more aesthetic than words? They are what define anything and everything an individual knows, feels, thinks and understands. Also they have enough bends, curves, strokes and specks to challenge even the most prodigal art virtuoso. What better proof of this than some awe-inspiring handpicked works of art!
They are fairly arbitrary in their arrangement, though I did try to group concepts that I found similar in some cases. I have also written short reviews for some pieces I personally found exceptionally innovative or thought provoking. Although I cannot claim to equal the skill or ingenuity of a number of these works, I will eventually be dissecting some of them in future articles to help you translate some of the concepts them into your own designs.
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The artist said they were asked to create something related to woman’s equal rights. The first Year of the Woman was 1975 and the colors are absolutely perfect for that year. As for the style, that dates back to the early 1900’s up to 1920. Again, the style they selected was perfect as well. In 1921, Alice Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment and was introduced to Congress from 1923 onward.
The artist used filters and textures to give this design a more authentic appearance of being over a half century old.
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