Typography and inspiration
Inspiration is everywhere. A few years ago, I started to dig into the topic "Typography" and I found great inspiration in all these different fonts and type treatments. To be honest, back in my first semester I had no idea what typography was and I was so confused after my first class. Type, letters, in the first sight it all looked the same to me and completely boring. I was never aware of the different type and never bothered so much about it before. I started to see typography in this very first moment I was blown away.
I had a great professor in Typography who opened a whole new world to all of us students. Type, letterforms, correct type treatment, layout, ... At the end of my first semester, I was amazed what huge impact typography has in our everyday culture and how valuable it is. Bad type treatment downsizes almost every visual work.
Since then I am a collector of typography. I like books about it, I like to read about it, I like to find inspirations and I do like to learn everything new. Experimenting, applying and researching. I think that this topic is an endless resource and definitely worth it for every creative person to check out. A good type treatment values work and it provides a visual professional quality.
It is sad that some illustrators don't care too much about type, or thinking that it is boring. I think it is exciting and an important part of my professional education as designer and illustrator. Especially in illustrations it is important to be aware of typography, of layout and the relationship between image and type.
Are you a typography fan? Share some of your experiences and platforms of research!