Coincidence or Universal Implosion?
Ok, hardly a universal implosion. But this week, the universe has been working in some REALLY bizarre ways to get my ass WAY back on track. For example, this weekend, I was feeling so down on myself because I relaunched LLY Designs a couple of weeks ago and no legit prospects have really come through there... to the point where I was thinking I should just put it on hold for a while and get a boring old desk job (which, if you know me, is really the equivalent of mental suicide). Sunday night, on a whim, I signed with another creative staffing agency... and my phone/email have been going nonstop since. I've had one interview for a temp job (unrelated to them, actually) already, have one scheduled for next week, and have had my portfolio submitted to two BIG companies. Like, OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY'RE LOOKING AT MY WORK companies. Yeah, so thanks for that, universe. Guess my work doesn't suck so bad after all... and maybe it's just time for more tweaking. Always be tweaking. heh. Anyways, had another weird coincidence last night. For my typography class, our lastest assignment is to pick one of 8 "standard" well-known fonts and create an advertisement/poster for it, including the font itself, the font variations, a paragraph about the font, and use a design style that's representative of the font somehow. The font I chose was futura...which is probably now my favorite sans serif font. It's so round and versatile, but I digress. I was letting my nails dry and going through my google reader (cough: procrastinating: cough) and lo and behold, I came across this post from the 8faces blog, Type Worship...all about FUTURA POSTERS. WTF, man?!
I did a little more research and found a couple more awesome posters for inspiration that I thought I'd share. Pretty amazing stuff out there.