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12/05/2012

Typographic storytelling

Blimp-cat

In the design world where l reside, typography plays an integral role in my work as a graphic designer. In my mind, these particular two pieces created by Kate and Jimmy Moore of Blimpcat are simply captivating examples of typographic storytelling.

Taking a quote from the late fashion designer, Yves St Laurent, and shaping the words to form the iconic 'Little Black Dress', makes me smile. And the little finishing touch to carefully glide the dress onto the contrasting hanger is attention to detail that is surely noteworthy. l like the swirl shapes of the chosen typeface, perfectly forming a feminine shape, and the contrast in type size, which especially allows the central word "woman" to shine. Lovely!

l feel that the other selected piece called 'A Beautiful Place'  reflects the quote from Sufism teacher Hazrat Inayat Khan, in an organic fashion with rustic charm, its backdrop of natural material -stripping life back to its roots. l find it poetic how the word Beautiful for the first part of the quote, has been created using uppercase with strength , as opposed to the  hand-written lowercase for the latter part. Thus, creatively suggesting that "making a place beautiful" is perhaps more personal, enriched with life flowing through it. It certainly generates food for thought.

Two pieces that speak different languages, each telling a story, a story to make your own.