Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Self Defined Project

Here are a few photographs of ghosts, including staged ones, from around the victorian period. I'm thinking that soon i'm going to dig out my film camera and have a go at some double exposure soon.

Self Defined Project

For my self defined project I have chosen to look at the paranormal, focusing on how ghost stories have been portrayed throughout time, mainly focusing on the Victorian craze for seances and magic and our modern way of dealing with the unknown. The fact that despite most of the world no longer believing in ghosts, paranormal happenings are still reported in the media. 

I've found a few reports on paranormal activity here.

A few quotes from the article that stuck out:

"Ashtrays have been flung through the air and they once came home to find their dog lying motionless at the bottom of the stairs, with serious injuries. 

Vets said it was as if their pet, who later died, had been pushed down the stairs in their home."

"The priest said we definitely shouldn’t stay." 

eugh... all I think when I read this sort of thing is what gives a story like this weight over others to be seriously reported, while others are basically like "lol this idiot thinks she has a ghost, what a fucking moron".

also, creepy ghost stripper

Monday, 28 March 2011


here is probably the best variation of my font idea, the idea was to make it in the style of a 60's and 70's medical textbook, as for its use within the industry I think it would suit specific use such as in a poster or signage for museums like the huntarian at the royal college of surgeons or the natural history museum.

Sunday, 27 March 2011


here is a shot of the typography I've been working on, its unfinished and still needs a bit of fiddling with in photoshop.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

some awesome examples of type

I love some of the creativity that can be achieved through using only type, here are a couple of examples that I think represent the text best.

some awesome x-rays

as I'm doing my typeface project on teeth, I've been researching x-rays, and paying special attention to the root of the molars. I think this a really nice shape to base my font on.

I hate the fact i'm looking at wisdom teeth and I can see how badly out of place they can be. mine hurt. 

Monday, 21 March 2011

Typeface references

I really want to get something like this out of my font.

Typefaces that I adore.

Home Run... all-american, retro awesomeness.

i sure do.

Aeronaut, this is the base font i have used for my blog design.

Helvetica... its simplicity means it is absolutely everywhere. I think the mark of a truly great font is when it isn't obvious how much it is part of everyday life.

Marian Bantjes' use of font in her work is just incredible, just wrote an essay basically on her.

it truly is a seductive piece of type.

the paranoia ezine

hello all,
just a tiny insight into my extreme paranoia during a night time walk back home. I'm sure everyone can relate.