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This article is to present to you some typographic projects i came across on dA.
Most of you will probably know my 3 example cases, but i not only want to feature their project, but also give my thoughts on why projects are good for you as an artist.



The examples:
All 3 deviants used a different approach to make a typography project. But each of them followed a red line that is clear in all pieces of the project.
The great thing about this examples is not only the overall appearance, but that each artwork can stand on its own as well.

You Learn Something New Every Day


by tistwas

Some examples from the project:
21.05.10 by tistwas 20.05.10 by tistwas 19.05.10 by tistwas 18.05.10 by tistwas 16.05.10 by tistwas 15.05.10 by tistwas 14.05.10 by tistwas

see all deviations here

"I've been reading "Life Of Pi" By Yann Martel and it's really interesting, although I can't tell you specifically what it's about, it's so random, but that's another story! (Literally)
So, in this book, there's some amazing facts about animals and such, and I thought to myself "Wow... You learn something every day!" Which then gave me the idea to draw, paint or create a piece of art that symbolises or explains something I've learned that day. I've decided to do this every day for a year and see if you really do learn something every day!"


Hello Day Series


by DrewDahlman

Some examples from the project:
Hello Monday by DrewDahlman Hello Tuesday by DrewDahlman Hello Wednesday by DrewDahlman Hello Thursday by DrewDahlman Hello Friday by DrewDahlman Hello Saturday by DrewDahlman Hello Sunday by DrewDahlman

see all deviations here

"The whole idea came about when I started greeting each day with a "Hello (insert day)" on twitter.

I started wondering what if any meaning there was behind the days of the week, and to my surprise there was a rich history involved.

My main goal in design is to change perceptions of things through design. Taking something simple that everyone passes without thinking about, and showing that there is much more to it.

The Hello Day series was a way of giving up information in a fun, aesthetically pleasing way. The response I got from it was more than I ever expected - it was to me just a fun way of keeping track of what day it was.

When people say "I will never view the days of the week the same" I feel I did my job, and accomplished my goal of changing perceptions through design."


Alphabet


by KuldarLeement

Some examples from the project:
A Alphabet by KuldarLeement B Alphabet by KuldarLeement C Alphabet by KuldarLeement D Alphabet by KuldarLeement E Alphabet by KuldarLeement F Alphabet by KuldarLeement G Alphabet by KuldarLeement

see all deviations here

"The idea to make my own alphabet came to me while i was in my typography lesson. We just made these random lesson tasks and i told to my teacher that it will be cool to make something like this. So i made this alphabet with 3 days(only), ideas for each letter came from my friends (i would like to say big thanks to them) and personal favorites(movies, TV-shows ,cartoons). Also i learned different tips about adobe illustrator."



What is so great about doing a project like this?

It teaches you some things:
- You learn consistency. Finding a style that will last longer than one artwork is challenging and can help improve how people perceive your art.
- You learn discipline. It is easy to get bored by always doing the same thing over and over again. This may sound stubborn but as you continue you will see that not each piece is the same.
- You learn. No matter what you do, you will sure learn something!  You learn new techniques or new facts. I cannot tell you for sure what else you will learn, but i would be surprised if you learn nothing.

How to start a project?
First you need a theme. It can be anything really, but it should be something you know you can stick to for longer than one artwork.
Set a goal as to how many artworks you want to make. Days of the week = 7, Alphabet = 26, Seasons = 4, Human Senses = 6, Signs = 12 etc... for some themes its uite obivious how many pieces you should create. But even if your topic is "Red" you should set yourself a goal. Its is easier to work towards a set number than "until you feel like it is done".
Do research. A proper resears will help you find ideas and a red line to follow.
Find the common denominator and stick to it! It can be something as small as the canvas size or be canvas, layout, font and colors alltogether. But there has to be something that all your pieces will have in common.

You don't want to do it alone?
Then why don't you start a collaboration? Working with other artists on the same theme can be fun and inspiring. You will be surprised how different people interpret themes and the results would sure be awesome.

So, what are you waiting for?
Start your project today and maybe i will feature you next time :eager:




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comments and critique are welcome :)
pica-ae
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artemisa-69 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I knew "You Learn Something New Every Day", but I didn't know about the other two, they're pretty amazing too!
Great job Anne! :hug:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
:huggle: thanks ^^
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DomiSM Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the 'Learn Something New Every Day' project!! That's just awesome :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
yes :la: :hug:
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sikahster Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Really awesome post darling :)
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thanks :hug:
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blissart Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Awesome stuffs!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
yesh :la:
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Timothy-Sim Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is uber awesome!
Great concepts and especially for personal projects. Love!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thank you :hug:
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